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Fatal accident in Louisiana parish leads to serious charges

A Louisiana man is facing serious criminal charges after a fatal accident in the Acadia Parish area. The car accident only involved one vehicle, and it was determined that the defendant was the driver. Both the driver and the passenger were thrown from the vehicle in the fatal accident, with the passenger suffering fatal injuries.

The driver is facing serious charges, including vehicular homicide, obstruction of justice, speeding, reckless operation of a vehicle and more. Toxicology tests were administered the same night, and it was determined that the driver was intoxicated at the time of the accident. Because both men were ejected from the car, Louisiana law enforcement had to determine which of the men was actually driving before impact.

Man killed in Louisiana car accident after running out of gas

Many people in this country can relate to a person who has run out of gas while driving. In these cases, the course of action is fairly clear — attempt to move the vehicle from the road and either walk to a gas station or call a friend or relative for assistance. Unfortunately, one man who was attempting to move his disabled vehicle from the roadway was recently killed in a car accident believed to have been caused by a drunk driver.

The 39-year-old man had reportedly run out of gas while driving on a Louisiana roadway. He apparently exited his car and was attempting to move it from the roadway when police claim he was struck by a sports utility vehicle driven by a 39-year-old female. He was transported to an area hospital where reports indicate he later passed away.

Fatal accident in Louisiana kills cyclist

It seems that choosing a bicycle as a form of transportation has many benefits -- cyclists can reduce their impact on the environment, can save money on the cost of gas and can receive the many exercise benefits from choosing a bike over a car. However, bicyclists face many obstacles currently, mainly in the form of negligent drivers. Unfortunately, a fatal accident in Louisiana has recently cost one man his life and may potentially cost another his freedom.

The accident occurred at approximately 5 a.m. on the first Saturday in August. Police claim that a male bicyclist was traveling on the fog line on a well-lit street when he was struck by a van driven by a 29-year-old man. Reports indicate that the force of the impact caused the cyclist to strike the van’s windshield before landing on the shoulder of the road. Unfortunately, he died at the scene.

1 killed, 1 severely injured in Louisiana motorcycle accident

There are thousands of safe drivers across the country. These drivers obey traffic laws, including all speed limits and traffic signals. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to anticipate the actions of others, and it is these actions that could cause serious injury -- or worse. For example, one man was recently killed in a motorcycle accident in Louisiana, while a second man was seriously injured.

Two men on a motorcycle were traveling east on a Louisiana roadway in late July. Police reports indicate that an eastbound sports utility vehicle, driven by a 21-year-old man, turned left into the path of the motorcycle. The 43-year-old driver of the motorcycle died at the scene of the accident.

1 killed, 1 injured in Louisiana car accident

The nation’s roadways are an important aspect of the country’s economy. They allow goods to be transported from place to place while also allowing employees, customers and clients to travel to a business location. While Louisiana laws attempt to ensure everyone’s safety while utilizing the roadways, becoming involved in a tragic car accident is a possibility. Unfortunately, one family is now coping with the news that another person’s alleged action caused their loved one’s death.

The accident occurred in mid-July. Police claim that a 79-year-old woman traveling east in a sedan tried to pass another vehicle, also traveling east. Unfortunately, the woman was allegedly unable to return to her lane before striking head-on a sedan traveling west, driven by a 63-year-old woman.

Louisiana man charged after alleged drunk driving accident

There are, unfortunately, times when a person exhibits poor choices. This could be something as simple as eating unhealthy food or staying up too late. Unfortunately, one person’s poor choices can have a severe impact on innocent bystanders. For example, a person who chooses to drink and drive could cause significant damage, or even death, to someone he or she has never even met before. In what appears to be such a situation, police allege that a suspected drunk driving accident in Louisiana has taken one young man’s life.

The accident happened at approximately 3:30 a.m. on a Tuesday in early July. Three vehicles were involved in a head-on collision which left a 19-year-old dead. Police claim that the actions of a 27-year-old man may have caused the accident.

Fatal car accident kills 2 Louisiana children

Some parents, in an effort to spend more time with their children, have a family tradition. For some, this could be a game night or special movie. For one father in Louisiana, one of his traditions was to take his two oldest children fishing. Unfortunately, one of their trips ended after a fatal car accident that will forever change his family’s composition.

The accident happened one afternoon in late June. Reports indicate that a father and his two adult friends took two of his children, ages 9 and 6, fishing. Some report that this was a common activity for the family members. Unfortunately, a sports utility vehicle driven by a 47-year-old woman quickly turned their happy outing into a tragedy.

Louisiana driver crashes into house, wrongful death case possible

Most people are fortunate in this country to live in relative safety. When the vast majority of citizens lie down for a night’s rest, they can do so mostly free of worry that their safety will be compromised while they sleep. Unfortunately, one Louisiana family will likely forever question their safety after an alleged drunk driver, who could ultimately face a wrongful death accusation, crashed into their house in the middle of the night, injuring two people and killing a small child.

The accident happened around 2:30 a.m. in late June. Police claim that a 20-year-old male first struck the back of another vehicle. He allegedly left the scene of that incident and soon afterward lost control of his vehicle, causing him to crash into a house.

Man killed in Louisiana motorcycle accident

Many motorcyclists have a love of the open road. Just like other drivers, most take all necessary precautions to ensure their own personal safety as well as the safety of those around them. Because the potential for injuries, or even death, is so high if a traditional motor vehicle strikes a motorcyclist, or vice versa, drivers need to demonstrate constant vigilance. A recent motorcycle accident in Louisiana demonstrates the danger to motorcyclists.

The accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. on a day in mid-June. Police claim that a motorcyclist was traveling west at the time. He struck a sedan that was attempting to cross in front of him.

Criminal charges filed in Louisiana after motorcycle accident

There is always a potential for a car accident. Even the most vigilant of drivers can face unexpected obstacles, such as wildlife or children who run in the road, which could have deadly consequences. However, the potential for such an accident is likely higher when someone mixes driving with the consumption of alcoholic beverages. Police claim this may have been the case in a deadly motorcycle accident in Louisiana that left one man dead and another in prison.

The accident happened in mid-June at approximately 8:30 p.m. The 26-year-old driver of a sports utility vehicle allegedly struck a motorcyclist. A police officer who witnessed the accident claims that the suspect attempted to flee the scene, but he was prevented from doing so because the motorcycle was lodged under the SUV.

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