Two individuals — a child and a man — have both sadly lost their lives in a tragic motor vehicle collision. In addition, three other individuals have suffered injuries in the collision. The accident took place during the late-night hours on a recent Saturday along Louisiana Highway 367. Sometimes, these types of crashes occur as a result of driver negligence, which can be grounds for litigation.
How the accident happened
The unfortunate accident took place shortly before 10 p.m. According to authorities, a 49-year-old man was driving along the highway and ended up losing control of his car. The car then reportedly entered incoming traffic and collided with a sport utility vehicle. The sport utility vehicle was carrying two children and two adults.
All four individuals in the sport utility vehicle were taken to a medical center with severe injuries. However, one child was pronounced deceased at the medical center. The driver of the car that allegedly caused the accident also passed away in the collision. Police continued to investigate the crash.
Legal recourse may be possible following the accident
The surviving loved ones of the child who died in the Louisiana accident could have the right to file a wrongful death claim, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages. The injured parties may also be able to file personal injury claims, seeking damages. Although the man who is believed to have caused the accident died, his estate may still be named in the lawsuits. In addition, anybody with an ownership interest in the car he was driving when the accident occurred may be sued. A damage award in a successfully fought claim might help with covering funeral costs, medical expenses and other losses tied to the wreck.