Traffic is not something that most people would consider to be pleasant or desirable. Not only is it inconvenient for those trying to travel on a schedule, but it can also be dangerous. As a driver, it is important to be aware of one's surroundings in order to be able to react in a timely and safe manner. However, that is not always the case, as evidenced in a recent Louisiana car accident.
As a 57-year-old driver was operating his truck along the Interstate early one Tuesday morning, he approached an area of congested traffic that resulted from an earlier crash. He attempted to swerve to the left to avoid striking the automobile in front of him but collided with another, causing that vehicle to slam into a third car and then an 18-wheeler. The driver of the pickup suffered minor injuries, as did the driver of the third vehicle involved; the driver of the 18-wheeler did not suffer any injury.