Two children have sadly lost their lives in a tragic automobile crash. A woman also passed away in the two-vehicle collision, and three other children suffered injuries in the accident. Sometimes, negligent driving is the cause of such accidents, which is grounds for litigation.
Events leading up to the crash
The recent accident took place on a recent Monday along Louisiana Highway 17. According to authorities, a 35-year-old woman was driving a car east on a road toward the highway but failed to stop at a stop sign before entering the highway. She then reportedly crashed into a southbound pickup truck on the highway.
Police said two juveniles in the car ended up passing away at the crash scene as a result of the impact of the crash. The woman driving the car also died at the accident scene. Meanwhile, three other juveniles in the car suffered injuries and were transported to a medical center. The driver of the pickup truck did not suffer injuries. Authorities continued to investigate the crash.
Legal recourse following the crash
The surviving loved ones of the juveniles who passed away in the crash may choose to file wrongful death claims, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages. In the same way, the parents or guardians of the children who were injured in the crash may file personal injury claims on the children’s behalf. Even though the woman who allegedly caused the accident ended up dying in the collision, her estate may still be sued. Likewise, anyone with an ownership interest in the car she was driving at the time of the crash may be named in a lawsuit. A successfully litigated suit may lead to damages to cover funeral costs, hospital expenses and other expenses related to the Louisiana accident.