Many Louisiana drivers are under the impression that interstates are more dangerous than other types of roadways. This is mainly because everything just moves quicker on interstates. Vehicles are typically traveling at higher speeds, and there are no traffic signals so entering vehicles have to merge into moving traffic. Statistically, however, interstate highways are safer than traditional two-lane roads. Although, since traffic moves at higher speeds on interstates, car accidents on these roads can be fatal.
Details of a deadly interstate wreck
Recently in New Orleans, the driver of a tow truck was killed in a devastating crash along a heavily-traveled interstate. The accident happened during the overnight hours on the eastbound side of Interstate 10 near Ridgeway Boulevard. Reportedly, the driver of a tow truck was working to load an unoccupied van that had become disabled on the shoulder of the roadway.
According to accident reports, an eastbound pickup truck slammed into the van from behind causing the van to hit the tow truck. Tragically, authorities said the tow truck driver was severely injured and pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Police said the driver of the pickup truck was arrested and charged with one count of vehicular homicide.
Victims and families have options available
The biggest dangers on interstates and all roadways often come in the form of negligent drivers. Those in Louisiana who have suffered injuries or the loss of loved ones in car accidents caused by negligent drivers have options available to help them. Victims and families could obtain rightful monetary damages by speaking with a skilled litigator and filing a lawsuit.