Two women’s lives were sadly lost due to a tragic motor vehicle crash that took place on the Sunday after Christmas 2021. Now, their surviving loved ones are left to grieve and question how such an accident could have taken place during the holiday weekend. The accident, which involved a single passenger car, occurred on Louisiana 21.
Events leading up to the collision
According to police, a 32-year-old woman was driving a car south along the state highway. Another 31-year-old woman was riding in the car’s passenger seat at the time. All of a sudden, the car reportedly breached the road’s middle line, left the highway and struck a wall made of concrete.
Both of the women were pronounced deceased at the accident scene when police began to investigate the accident at about 3:20 a.m. Authorities said they did not immediately know if the driver was impaired at the time of the wreck. Police continued to investigate the cause of the collision.
How an attorney can help following fatal wrecks
The family members of the passenger who died in the recent Louisiana crash have the option of filing a wrongful death claim, seeking damages. Even though the woman who allegedly caused the fatal collision died in the crash as well, the passenger’s loved ones can still sue the deceased driver’s estate. In addition, anyone else with an ownership interest in the car that she was driving when the crash happened may be named in the lawsuit. A successfully litigated claim might lead to damages to cover the deceased passenger’s burial costs and even support for any of her surviving dependents.