Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is dangerous under any circumstance. Those who encounter a drunk driver may have little to no warning of the potential hazard they face, and a subsequent collision could leave them with serious injuries or worse. A recent crash in Louisiana involving a suspected impaired driver has left several with injuries and killed an 82-year-old woman.
Individuals who choose to drive while impaired are inherently less capable of safely operating a motor vehicle. Far too many collisions have come as the result of such negligence, and the victims of these incidents may suffer severe harm in the process. A recent accident involving a suspected drunk driver in Louisiana has reportedly led to the death of two individuals in Louisiana.
Driving under the influence of alcohol is never advisable, and such a decision can place the safety of everyone nearby at risk. Unfortunately, drunk driving accidents are far too common, and many families have lost loved ones due to such negligence. A recent collision involving a suspected drunk driver has left two individuals with injuries and claimed the lives of two others in Louisiana.
Being involved in a serious motor vehicle accident can be a stressful and daunting experience. Should the accident prove fatal, family members of the victim may be left in search of answers or justice, perhaps especially if their loss comes at the hands of a drunk driver. A recent collision in Louisiana that took place under similar circumstances has claimed the lives of a 7-month-old child and his mother, who was also pregnant with her second child.
The loss of a loved one can be a challenging thing to accept, perhaps especially in the case of a tragic accident. Should an untimely death occur due to the negligence of another party, surviving family members may opt to pursue restitution through a wrongful death claim. A recent car accident in Louisiana claimed the life of a 31-year-old man, and left another facing criminal charges.
A warm summer Louisiana evening was upended recently after a violent incident occurred. The fatal accident left one man dead and another under arrest. Now, police are investigating to determine what other criminal charges, including DWI, will be issued.
Every year, close to one-third of traffic deaths are attributed to an impaired driver. Of those drunk driving accidents, more than half reportedly involved a driver whose BAC exceeded the legal limits. Louisiana families have experienced their share of these tragic wrecks.
Since its beginning in 1980, Mothers Against Drunk Driving has worked hard to help reduce the numbers of victims who die due to impaired drivers. They have supported many new bills that are intended to increase penalties that are levied against a drunk driver. Recently, the Louisiana chapter took dramatic steps to catch the attention of lawmakers.
Choosing an individual to watch over one's children may be one of the hardest decisions that a parent may have to make. When that trusted person makes a decision that causes injuries to a child under his or her care, parents are understandably distraught. One Louisiana family recently experienced this when a babysitter caused a DUI accident that injured two children.
The Endymion Parade in New Orleans is one of the last celebrations that take place right before the Christian season of Lent. It is also a family oriented parade which attracts many watchers with children. It was likely a horrifying scene when a suspected drunk driver plowed into a large crowd enjoying the colorful spectacle.