Failing to check the blind spot before changing lanes can be a hazardous decision. Car accidents that take place when a driver merges lanes and strikes another vehicle can have disastrous results. One person died and two others suffered major injuries in a recent crash that took place under similar circumstances in Louisiana.
According to reports, the collision took place just before noon on a recent Friday as the driver of a car was attempting to pass another vehicle. While attempting to make the pass, the driver of the second vehicle suddenly veered into the left lane and struck the passing car, subsequently forcing both vehicles to cross into oncoming lanes. The driver of a third vehicle was unable to react in time to avoid collision and struck the side of one of the cars soon thereafter.
A passenger in the second vehicle reportedly suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at a medical facility. The drivers of the first and third vehicle were also rushed to a medical facility for treatment of major injuries. Although police have advised that an investigation is underway and that toxicology samples were taken from each driver, no further information was provided as to what might have caused the accident to occur.
Car accidents can have disastrous results, and the consequences of even a momentary lapse of judgment can leave a person with long-term injuries or a family to mourn over an untimely loss. Those who suffer harm or loss due to the negligent actions of another party could choose to speak with an attorney for guidance in pursuing accountability through the civil justice system. An attorney can examine the accident and assist a client in Louisiana in pursuing the restitution deserved through a claim against the party or parties deemed at fault.