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In New Orleans, car accidents are inevitable

New Orleans is the largest and fastest growing city in the state of Louisiana. It's no secret that roadways in and around New Orleans are very crowded and also very dangerous. Car accidents have become almost inevitable here. No person wants to be involved a crash, but statistics say that the majority of motorists will be involved in a traffic accident at some point in their driving career.

A recent crash on the New Orleans Causeway claimed the life of a driver. The crash happened in the southbound lanes during the afternoon hours about four miles from the Southshore. Reports said police received a call about a stalled vehicle. According to police, another vehicle crashed into the stalled vehicle while they were on the phone with the driver of the stalled vehicle.

Tragically, the driver of the stalled vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, authorities said. Reportedly, the southbound lanes were closed for nearly three hours following the accident. Police said there are close to 200 crashes on the bridge every year and about a third of those accidents result from vehicle breakdowns. Police are urging drivers not to stop on the bridge but to keep going until they can access an emergency stopping area.

Roadways in New Orleans are typically overcrowded and bustling with traffic at all hours of the day. This is most likely a major reason why car accidents are happening more and more. Those in Louisiana who have suffered injuries or loss due to negligence in an accident may want to consider discussions with a legal representative. A successful lawsuit could provide much-needed compensation for families facing a seemingly unending stream of expenses.

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