Two people’s lives have been lost in a tragic motor vehicle collision in Louisiana. The fatal crash took place on a recent Saturday night. These types of collisions sometimes occur as a result of driver carelessness, in which case, the reportedly at fault person may be held liable for any injuries or deaths resulting from the collision.
Events leading up to the crash
The tragic collision occurred along Highway 167. According to authorities, a 31-year-old man was driving north while in the highway’s southbound lane. The man then reportedly collided head on with an 18-year-old man who was driving south in the highway’s inside lane at the time.
Both drivers suffered critical injuries in the crash and were therefore taken to a medical center. However, they both ended up passing away from their injuries. Police said both men were wearing seatbelts when the crash happened. Police continued to investigate the cause of the collision.
Seeking legal help and support after these unfortunate incidents
The loved ones of the 18-year-old man who died in the wrong-way Louisiana crash may decide to file a wrongful death claim, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages. Even though the man who allegedly caused the crash also passed away in the collision, his estate may still be named in the lawsuit. In the same way, anyone with an ownership interest in the car he was driving at the time of the crash could be sued. If the family members are successful in civil court, they may be awarded damages to cover the 18-year-old man’s funeral expenses, hospital bills and other losses tied to the fatal wreck.