Tragedy has struck a Louisiana family. A 17-year old girl was killed in a serious car wreck. Sadly, several others also suffered serious injuries as a result of the crash and are likely just beginning to comprehend the expenses and life changes they are likely to incur as a result.
Many people feel anxious when they head out on the road. Young or inexperienced drivers may feel excited but also nervous about what could happen while they are driving. Of course, young people are not the only ones who could be affected by dangers on the road because even older and experienced drivers could find themselves in serious car accidents.
Two men have lost their lives in a tragic motor vehicle crash in Louisiana. The accident occurred along Highway 3127. Sometimes these kinds of car accidents occur due to a motorist's negligence, which is grounds for litigation in civil court.
A serious four-vehicle crash in Ascension Parish claimed the life of a 21-year-old woman, according to authorities. Louisiana State Police from Troop A are still investigating the crash, which occurred around 2:30 p.m. on the afternoon of Feb. 17. As with many car accidents of this type, speed is suspected to have been a factor, and police have confirmed that charges are pending against one of the drivers involved.
Tailgating is a concern for many drivers, and those who follow closely behind other vehicles may leave little room for error. Many rear-end car accidents occur when drivers are unable to react to a sudden slow in traffic, and each of these incidents runs the risks of placing the safety of those involved in jeopardy. One person has died and several others were injured following a recent chain-reaction collision in Louisiana.
There may be few things as scary and stressful as being involved in a major collision. Car accidents can be nerve-wracking incidents that may leave everyone involved with serious injuries, and in some cases, a collision could even prove fatal. Three individuals were taken to a hospital following a multiple-vehicle collision that ultimately led to the death of one person in Louisiana.
While many cyclists understand the hazards they might face while out on the road, it can be difficult to be fully prepared to respond to the actions of a negligent driver. If a fast-moving vehicle suddenly veers into the path of a cyclist, the results can be disastrous, as car accidents involving cyclist can prove deadly. A crash involving a motor vehicle and bicycle in Louisiana has reportedly claimed the life of a 32-year-old man.
While moped riders have the same rights to the road as drivers of other vehicles, they may face hazards that are unique to their choice of vehicle, such as an inherent reduction in visibility. Drivers who fail to spot a moped could create a dangerous scenario, and car accidents involving similar vehicles can have catastrophic results. A recent accident in Louisiana has reportedly claimed the life of a 56-year-old moped rider.
Failing to check the blind spot before changing lanes can be a hazardous decision. Car accidents that take place when a driver merges lanes and strikes another vehicle can have disastrous results. One person died and two others suffered major injuries in a recent crash that took place under similar circumstances in Louisiana.
Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is never advisable and such a decision can have disastrous consequences. Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents, and studies indicate the risk of such an incident only increases during the holiday season. Individuals in Louisiana who wish to stay safe while traveling for the holidays could benefit from knowing how impairment can impact their ability to drive and the steps to take to keep drivers from getting behind the wheel while impaired.