There may be few things as scary as being involved in a major collision. While many individuals may take steps to reduce the chances such an incident will occur, there may be little one can do to prepare for an encounter with an impaired driver. A recent car accident involving a suspected drunk driver in Louisiana has reportedly left two individuals with injuries and led to the death of a 66-year-old man.
Law enforcement agents say they began investigating the accident at around 7:45 p.m. on a recent Friday. According to initial investigations, the incident occurred when the driver of a westbound car suddenly rear-ended a nearby vehicle. The impact of the initial collision forced the other vehicle to veer off the road and overturn numerous times before coming to a rest on its roof.
Although police have advised that the driver of the other vehicle was wearing his seat belt at the time of the incident, he reportedly suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Two passengers in his vehicle also suffered severe injuries in the crash and both were transported to a nearby hospital for medical care. The driver who caused the crash was arrested soon thereafter and is said to be facing charges for driving under the influence.
Individuals who suffer severe harm or the loss of a loved one due to the actions of a drunk driver may wish to pursue accountability through the civil justice system. Following such an incident, a person in Louisiana could choose to consult with an attorney for guidance on the best course of action with which to proceed. This type of guidance could help a person better prepare to pursue the restitution deserved through a claim against the party deemed culpable.