Tragedy has struck a Louisiana family. A 17-year old girl was killed in a serious car wreck. Sadly, several others also suffered serious injuries as a result of the crash and are likely just beginning to comprehend the expenses and life changes they are likely to incur as a result.
Because the accident is pending investigation, authorities are unsure of what occurred in the moments prior to the accident. It has not been reported if the teenage driver was texting, distracted by something on the road or if she suffered a medical emergency. Whatever the cause, she crossed the center line and crashed into a truck. A third vehicle traveling behind the truck also crashed into the teenager's car.
Reportedly both the teenager and the truck driver were wearing proper restraints at the time of the crash. Two passengers in the teenager's vehicle suffered injuries as well as four passengers in the truck. The truck driver also suffered injuries, and the condition of all injured victims has not been reported. No injuries were reported for the driver of the third vehicle who was also reported to have been wearing a seat belt.
Sadly, whatever events led to the girl crossing the center line has changed lives forever. Her family will forever grieve her loss, and those injured will experience expensive medical bills. Louisiana residents who suffer similar injuries as a result of a car wreck may wish to seek the advice of a personal injury attorney. Attorneys can explain how to file insurance claims against insurance or how to file a personal injury lawsuit when expenses exceed insurance benefits.