A man has sadly lost his life in a tragic motor vehicle collision in Sabine Parish. In addition, three children have been injured in the collision, which took place along Louisiana Highway 6. These kinds of crashes can easily take place due to driver negligence, which can be grounds for litigation.
Events leading up to the accident
The unfortunate accident occurred on a recent Saturday night. According to authorities, a 21-year-old man was driving east on the highway. Meanwhile, a 51-year-old woman was driving a sport utility vehicle in the opposite direction on the highway and allegedly crossed the road’s middle line.
Police reported that the woman’s automobile struck the man’s motor vehicle head-on. The man died as a result of the impact of the crash. Meanwhile, three children who were in the man’s car — ages 6, 4 and 2 — suffered injuries that were deemed moderate or severe. The woman also suffered moderate injuries in the collision.
Where to turn for help and support after these tragedies
The surviving loved ones of the man who died in the Louisiana crash may choose to file a wrongful death claim against the woman who allegedly caused the wreck, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages. Likewise, personal injury claims may be filed on behalf of the three children who were injured in the wreck. Liability needs to be established, based upon a showing of negligence, before such claims will be adjudicated. Successfully litigated claims may result in monetary damage awards to cover hospital bills, funeral costs and other accident-related losses. No amount of money can undo the events leading to these types of crashes, but financial damages may help those who have been injured or lost loved ones in the accidents to more easily move forward from them.