A deadly crash in Walker has resulted in the death of a 19-year-old man, according to local news sources. Louisiana State Police responded to the fatal accident in the early morning of Dec. 28. The driver believed responsible is accused of drunk driving, and has been arrested. No court date has been announced at this time.
Practically every teenager dreams of the day when he or she reaches legal driving age. Even though many parents may dread this next step into adulthood due to the dangers that come with driving, the majority of young drivers strive to follow the rules of the road in order to retain their new-found independence. Recently, a young Louisiana driver and her passenger were trying to arrive safely at their destination when an impaired motorist struck their car in a head-on collision.
When a truck collides with a smaller vehicle, the results can be catastrophic. A smaller, lighter vehicle is often no match for the significantly larger and heavier semi-trailer or commercial vehicle, and it is often the people in the passenger vehicle who suffer serious or fatal injuries. When these accidents happen, Louisiana readers may ask if driver negligence is to blame, particularly in cases involving fatigued truckers.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving is a nonprofit organization that has advocated for years for tougher laws to help prevent further loss of life in senseless car crashes. Though it has entered into partnerships with various agencies to help educate drivers about the dangers of impaired driving, many Louisiana families have continued to experience the heartbreaking loss of loved ones to drunk driving accidents. Recently, the group announced a new partnership that may provide potential answers to the problem.
No matter how many stories are featured on the local news about the latest drunk driving crash, countless motorists continue to engage in dangerous behaviors. Sadly, those who suffer the most harm from an impaired driver's negligence tend to be innocent victims killed in a fatal accident simply by being on the road at the wrong time. A serious Louisiana car crash may forever change the lives of everyone involved.
In one moment, on a March evening in Louisiana, the lives of several families were forever changed. A driver who admits he had been drinking caused a fatal accident that killed two people and seriously injured seven other victims. The man's case is now headed for trial after the prosecutor and defense could not reach an agreement.
Three people tragically lost their lives and a fourth individual was placed under arrest following a fatal crash on the Westbank Expressway in Marrero. The Louisiana State Police have confirmed they believe the man they arrested was a drunk driver who caused the crash. A pastor was one of the three fatal victims. The driver believed responsible has been booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in advance of a trial date, which has not yet been announced.
There are two courts of law that an individual may experience if he or she has been found to break the law or harm another individual by alleged acts of negligence. Individuals could face charges in criminal court, and they could also face a lawsuit in civil court from alleged victims or families of deceased victims. Recently, a man was sentenced in criminal court for his actions in a drunk driving accident. Apart from his criminal sentence, he could face a wrongful death lawsuit in a Louisiana civil court.
All accidents are a headache to process. When people are injured, victims often experience hospital stays, treatments, medical bills, medical insurance and follow-up treatment, depending on the severity of the injury. In addition, victims must process the crash with car insurance companies. Additional circumstances can further complicate matters, such as those surrounding one recent accident involving a Louisiana state trooper. He was injured in a crash that involved a drunk driver.
In many parts of the United States and Louisiana, driving a motor vehicle is a common everyday necessity. The frequent use of a motor vehicle may make it easy to forget about the damage a vehicle can have on other individuals, vehicles and property when not operated responsibly. Drunk driving accidents are a prime example of drivers operating a vehicle dangerously. Sadly, one man chose to drive impaired, causing the death of another man in a crash.