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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.

Update: 2 arrested following fatal accident in Louisiana

The results of a motor vehicle accident that occurred in Louisiana one Sunday night is still playing out in the lives of those involved. The victims, their families and those responsible continue to deal with what happened and the consequences that are resulting. As action is taken in this fatal accident, other victims of automobile collisions can better understand their rights.

Two fatalities, a 4-year-old and a 6-year-old, occurred as a result of this car accident. Multiple other people were injured. According to reports, two vehicles pulled off the side of the roadway after one hit and the other maneuvered around a garbage compactor that had fallen from a truck. After placing caution triangles along the road, these people attempted to remove the compactor from the street before another driver struck them.

2 children killed in Louisiana fatal accident

Garbage, debris and other unexpected objects along the roadway can provide a serious danger to motorists as they travel. While some drivers may be able to successfully maneuver these obstacles, a chain-reaction can result from adjusting to the challenges. A recent fatal accident in Louisiana resulted after a garbage compactor fell from a truck bed.

Late one Sunday evening, as a 50-year-old man turned onto a state road, a garbage compactor fell from his truck and landed in the lanes of northbound traffic. This driver continued on his way, leaving the object impeding traffic. Soon, a 34-year-old woman struck the compactor and pulled off the street. Another driver was able to avoid the object, but pulled over to provide assistance.

2 motorcycles involved in fatal Louisiana car accident

Motor vehicles offer a good deal of protection in the case of an accident, using things like air bags and seat belts to prevent injury and death. Motorcycles, however, lack these safety measures, leaving drivers more exposed. A recent car accident in Louisiana involved a motorcyclist and had heartbreaking results.

It was a Sunday evening as a 53-year-old man traveled along a roadway on his motorcycle. As he was moving, another motor vehicle slammed into him and sent him flying off. The motorcycle skidded across the road and collided with two more automobiles that were stopped at the same intersection. According to authorities, a 72-year-old woman failed to stop at a red light before striking the motorcycle.

Getting through emotional pain and suffering in Louisiana crashes

On many major roadways, there is a median dividing lanes of opposing traffic. This median provides an additional measure of protection to prevent wrong-way collisions. Unfortunately, a median cannot stop all car accidents, which can result in both physical and emotional pain and suffering for the victims and their families. Such may be the case after a recent fatal crash in Louisiana.

During the mid-morning hours of one recent Friday, two vehicles were involved in a collision. One car had been traveling westbound along the roadway before the 34-year-old driver lost control. Spinning as it skidded through the median, the automobile continued into the eastbound lanes of traffic. The 22-year-old driver of a Jeep attempted to avoid colliding with the car without success. The driver's side of the car struck the front of the Jeep.

Proving negligence in Louisiana truck accident

Motor vehicle collisions can have devastating results, especially when the vehicles involved are moving at high speeds or carrying a great deal of weight. Due to these factors, a commercial truck accident can cause a significant amount of damage or injury. Just as with all other drivers on Louisiana roads, truck drivers have the responsibility to maintain control of their tractor trailers at all times. Victims injured in collisions with 18-wheelers may have to right to pursue claims for monetary damages.

A successful claim is dependent on several factors. There must be evidence that the victim's injuries resulted from the failure of another party to exercise reasonable care. The responsible party may be the driver of the truck and/or the company that owns the 18-wheeler. I would also be financially responsible for any damages that accrue. 

Beginning the process of action after a Louisiana car accident

No one wants to be involved in a motor vehicle collision, and yet they occur all too often. For those that spend a great deal of time traveling along roadways, it is even more likely that they will be a part of a car accident. Victims of these collisions do not have to sit idly by as they deal with damages and injuries -- they have the right to take action. Professionals in this field can help provide guidance with this process for those in Louisiana.

It is incredibly important to see a doctor regarding any injury that one may have suffered as soon as possible after the incident. Insurance companies will need to link one's injuries directly to the accident, and waiting too long can leave open the possible argument that the injuries were caused by some other activity. Additionally, having a diagnosis from a medical professional provides a firm foundation for one's claim.

Fatal accident in Louisiana shuts down interstate

The interstate provides an efficient way for people to travel longer distances at a faster speed. In Louisiana, a recent fatal motor vehicle collision caused one part of the roadway to be closed for several hours. The early morning crash involved four separate vehicles. The victims of this fatal accident have the right to seek compensation and file claims.

The series of collisions began when one driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle and struck a guardrail. The impact sent this car back into the flow of traffic and into the path of another vehicle. This second automobile was then struck by a third. The driver of the second vehicle got out and was tragically hit by a fourth vehicle.

Louisiana fatal accident may have been caused by distraction

Driving a motor vehicle requires more attention and caution that most people may think. It is for this reason that being distracted while behind the wheel can be extremely dangerous to drivers, passengers and others on the roadways. A recent fatal accident in Louisiana may have been the cause of the wrongful death of two people and the personal injuries suffered by another.

A man was traveling east along a Louisiana interstate one Saturday evening when he is believed to have dropped something on the floorboard. As he proceeded to retrieve the object, his knee allegedly hit the steering wheel, and he lost control of the vehicle. His car then traveled across the dividing median and struck another car heading in the opposite direction. The head-on collision had an intense impact.

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