Four individuals’ lives have sadly been lost in a tragic Thanksgiving Day accident. In addition, two other individuals suffered injuries in the collision. The accident took place at the Louisiana Highway 182 and United States Highway 90 intersection.
Events leading up to the crash
The unfortunate incident occurred at about 5 p.m. According to authorities, a 54-year-old woman had stopped her car at the state and federal highway intersection. Meanwhile, a 31-year-old man was reportedly driving a pickup truck west along the federal highway. Police said that, for an unknown reason, the woman did not yield to oncoming traffic, and this caused the truck to strike her car.
The pickup truck then allegedly overturned. As a result, the male truck driver and his 30-year-old female passenger in the front seat were thrown from the truck and ended up being pronounced deceased at the crash scene. The female car driver and a 35-year-old female car occupant also died in the crash. However, another individual riding in the car and another person riding in the pickup truck survived the collision. They were taken to a medical center with mild to moderate injuries.
How an attorney can help
The surviving family members of the male driver and the two female passengers who died in the Louisiana accident may choose to file wrongful death claims against the estate of the deceased female driver who reportedly caused the accident. Likewise, the two injury victims may file personal injury claims against her estate, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages sustained in the crash. Anyone with an ownership interest in the car she was driving at the time of the crash may also be named in these lawsuits. If the plaintiffs are successful in civil court, they may be awarded damages to cover burial costs, hospital expenses and other losses tied to the accident.