Many illnesses can interfere with a person’s ability to safely drive a car. Just as a person who is intoxicated should not driver, a person who suffers from a disease that interferes with the person’s neurological ability to control a car should not drive. In either case, a person who is impaired by a disease or alcohol should not drive. A recent accident in Kenner appears to have been a fiery accident caused by an impaired driver.
According to witnesses, an automobile was driving west on I-10 near the Loyola Drive exist on the morning of Oct. 20. Witnesses believed that the car was speeding when the driver attempted to leave I-10 on the Loyola Drive exit. As the car descended the exit ramp, the driver lost control of his car and swerved underneath I-10 and hit a vehicle parked by a construction worker. The collision caused the speeding vehicle to burst into flames. When the Kenner Fire Department arrived, they found the driver of the car that began the chain reaction still sitting in the seat of his vehicle. Fire department personnel pulled the driver from his car.
As fire department separated the burning vehicle from another burning vehicle, the fire department personnel discovered another person lying on the pavement between the two vehicles. The person, a 35-seven-year-old woman was dead. The driver of the first vehicle was taken to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Police believe that the driver who caused the initial collision
Anyone who has suffered an injury or lost a loved one in such a crash may contemplate seeking damages from the driver who caused the accident. An experienced auto accident attorney may offer crucial assistance in evaluating the evidence and providing an estimate of the likelihood of recovering damages. The family of the woman who was killed may have a persuasive claim for wrongful death against the driver who apparently was impaired before the accident and whose impairment caused him to lose control of his vehicle.