Since commercial vehicles are much larger and more difficult to maneuver than other vehicles, drivers must ensure they have ample time and space prior to making a turn. Those who fail to do so increase the chances that truck accidents may occur, and similar incidents can have cataclysmic outcomes. Two people were killed in a recent accident involving a log truck in Louisiana.
According to reports, the incident took place on a recent Saturday morning as the driver of a log truck crossed into the median while attempting to turn into a nearby driveway. Initial investigations indicate that the driver of the truck steered into the path of a nearby car in the process. The car reportedly struck the back end of the truck shortly thereafter, and the impact on the collision forced the car to run off the road and into a ditch before overturning into a canal.
Police have advised that the driver and a passenger in the car were both pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Although they have also advised that the accident remains under investigation, they are reportedly uncertain as to whether impairment may have been a contributing factor. However, they have advised that charges are pending against the driver of the truck.
Truck accidents can have devastating results, and those who experience the loss of a loved one due to another party's actions may wish to pursue accountability in civil court. Since the process can be complex, a person in Louisiana could benefit from retaining the services of an experienced attorney early on for guidance. An attorney can assist a client in pursuing the full amount of compensation entitled through a wrongful death claim against the party or parties deemed responsible.