It goes without saying that no Louisiana driver wants to be involved in an accident. However, according to recent statistics, there are about six million car accidents every year across the United States. So, statistically, most drivers are likely to be involved in an accident at some point in their lives. Thankfully, the majority of these accidents are minor fender benders and nothing more than inconveniences. But unfortunately, some car accidents can result in serious injuries or death.
Recently, a tragic two-vehicle accident in Grant Parish claimed the life of a motorist and injured two people. The accident happened just before noon at the intersection of U.S. Highway 71 and Whispering Pine Road. According to reports, a vehicle was headed north on Highway 71 while another vehicle was stopped on Whispering Pine Road waiting to make a left turn. Reports said the vehicle on Whispering Pine failed to yield and struck the northbound vehicle.
Reportedly, the collision caused the northbound vehicle to leave the roadway and strike several trees. Police said the vehicle caught fire and became engulfed in flames. Tragically, the driver of the northbound vehicle died in the crash. The driver and passenger of the other vehicle were treated at a local hospital for injuries not considered life-threatening, reports said.
No one can predict when an accident may happen. When a negligent driver in Louisiana causes a crash, he or she may be held financially responsible for resulting injuries or deaths. The surviving loved ones of those who are killed due to the negligence of another party can pursue rightful damages by speaking with a trusted attorney and filing a wrongful death claim.