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Louisiana car accident possibly caused by drunk driver injures 6

Accident scenes can often cause delays and alter the typical pattern of traffic as officials work to clear the debris and investigate what occurred. Being alert to what is going on is critical when operating a motor vehicle, especially in areas where vehicles or people are along the roadway. A recent Louisiana car accident left several injured due to a possible drunk driver.

Officials had responded to one collision when the driver of another vehicle slammed into the already crashed car. The impact sent the stopped vehicle into two officials and another bystander. The driver allegedly under the influence fled the scene of the accident and his vehicle struck three other people before he was apprehended by authorities.

Fatal car accident leaves 1 dead in New Orleans, Louisiana

Losing a loved one unexpectedly can make for a heartbreaking time. Motor vehicle collisions are all too often the cause of someone losing his or her life before much of it has been lived. Those families in Louisiana that may have experienced the deaths of loved ones because of a car accident may have the right to take actions for their family members' deaths.

A Thursday night crash in New Orleans left one dead and two injured, along with other damage. One vehicle carrying three occupants was moving along the roadway before another car came up from behind and slammed into its rear. The driver of this second automobile then overcorrected, swerving into the other lane and striking a pickup truck.

Fatal Louisiana car accident involves alleged drunk driver

Driving under the influence is suspected to be the cause of another fatal Louisiana car crash. Two vehicles and five people were involved in this car accident, some suffered injuries, while others were killed during the course of the collision. The victims of this heartbreaking accident may have the right to take action for their personal injuries or the wrongful deaths of their loved ones.

The crash occurred early one Monday morning. A 59-year-old man, a former astronaut, was traveling along the roadway before his vehicle slammed into another vehicle carrying four occupants. Authorities quickly arrived at the scene, but the 11-year-old passenger was pronounced dead before she could receive medical help.

Louisiana car accident has fatal consequences

Stopping along the roadway can be dangerous, especially when traffic continues around the vehicle. A recent car accident in Louisiana resulted after one man pulled his vehicle over in order for him to go to the bathroom. The injuries and death resulting from the crash that followed affected a number of people, including a state trooper. These victims may have the right to take action.

After one driver had pulled his car onto the shoulder, another driver swerved to avoid colliding with the first driver and struck a car in the next lane. The driver of the car that was hit suffered critical injuries and was declared dead at the scene by authorities. The driver that swerved also suffered critics injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital.

Fatal Louisiana car accident occurs in intersection

Intersections are areas known for potential motor vehicle collisions, as cars moving in different directions come to crossroads. A recent car accident that occurred in an intersection in Louisiana proved to be fatal. Victims of crashes causing personal injury or families that have lost loved ones in accidents may have the right to file civil claims. Counsel from legal professionals may be helpful as those affected look into taking action.

This fatal motor vehicle crash occurred one Friday afternoon. The driver of one car failed to stop when he reached an intersection that was marked with a stop sign. This car that had been traveling northward had passed into the intersection when a pickup truck headed east slammed into its side. 

Proving negligence crucial in a Louisiana car accident

Being involved in a motor vehicle collision can be traumatizing for a victim or -- in the event of a fatality -- for his or her surviving family members. Those crashes resulting from the negligence of others leave victims or their loved ones with the opportunity to file civil claims against the party deemed responsible. An individual who has been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident in Louisiana or elsewhere can seek guidance from an experienced attorney in order to gain a better understanding of what actions they may be able to take.

Many car accidents result from one party's negligence. Determining whether one was negligent involves several factors. For instance, one has to prove whether the party allegedly at fault failed to fulfill his or her legal duty of care. A breach of duty occurs when the responsible party either did or did not do something that a reasonable person would have done in the same situation.

Suspected Louisiana drunk driving accident in construction zone

Construction zones can be found along roadways in every state, as workers attempt to improve the road conditions. While these areas are often well marked and have reduced speed limits, drivers and workers alike must still exercise extra caution. A possible drunk driving accident that occurred recently in Louisiana involved four construction workers.

Early on a Saturday morning, a construction team was doing roadwork along one street. As they were working, a vehicle operated by a 23-year-old driver sideswiped a truck, which had flashing lights signaling the construction work taking place ahead. It then struck a backhoe. The vehicle then jumped two raised medians before crashing into four construction workers.

High rate of speed may be factor in fatal Louisiana car accident

Traveling at high rates of speed, whether one is abiding by or exceeding the speed limit, can greatly increase the damage that results from a motor vehicle collision. A recent fatal car accident in New Orleans may have been caused by one driver's decision to travel above the posted speed limit. The family of the victim in this Louisiana crash, and those in other serious automobile accidents, may have the right to take action for the damage or injury that they experienced as a result.

One Wednesday night, a Lamborghini was moving along a roadway. As the street veered to the left, the car traveled to the right, jumping a curb before slamming into a flood wall. The impact of the crash was severe, leaving debris, including a shattered windshield, at the scene of the accident. Tread marks can be seen on the roadway and scuff marks are visible on the flood wall.

Truck accident in Louisiana kills bicyclist

Travelers using roadways around the world include bicyclists and pedestrians, even though they only make up a fraction of this group. Since they lack a lot of the protection that other motorists have, it is especially important for them and others to take extra precautions. A recent truck accident in Louisiana emphasizes this need for caution.

A 30-year-old man was riding his bicycle along the roadway early one morning. At the same time, a pickup truck came up behind the bicycle. The truck struck the back end of the bicycle, according to reports. The man on the bike was killed from the impact of the collision.

Fatal car accident in Louisiana leaves families grieving

Motor vehicle collisions can occur at any time and involve a single car or several. One recent car accident in Louisiana involved three separate vehicles and happened early one morning. The results of this crash were severe and have left multiple families heartbroken. The surviving victims of motor vehicle accidents like this one may have the right to take legal action.

An automobile carrying three occupants was traveling along a Louisiana roadway in the westbound lanes before crossing over the dividing line and impeding the flow of opposing traffic. While moving in the eastbound lanes, this car struck a pickup truck and then slammed into a tractor-trailer. The impact of the collision was severe.

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