One of the most dangerous activities to try and multi-task is driving a vehicle. Distracted driving can involve sightseeing, texting, using a phone, eating and other things like putting on makeup. Unfortunately, any form of distraction while driving can result in serious injuries or death if a car accident occurs. Sadly, one man is dead from a recent Louisiana Louisiana crash.
The man who was killed in the crash was traveling with a 50-year-old driver and two children. The two men and two children were in a pickup truck. For unreported reasons, a 44-year-old man lost control of his southbound SUV and collided with the pickup.
The adult passenger in the pickup was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The driver and two children also suffered injuries for which they were treated. The SUV driver apparently suffered just minor injuries. While first responders attended to the victims and authorities investigated the crash, traffic was delayed in the area.
Distracted driving in whatever form can change lives forever. Injuries can result in acute or permanent side effects, and the death of a loved one is likely felt for the rest of surviving family members' lives. In addition to physical and emotional pain, many victims have to confront significant financial concerns. A Louisiana personal injury attorney understands the difficulties families may face in these circumstances and is able to assist victims with insurance claims and, when necessary, file a lawsuit in civil court against the party or parties deemed at fault.