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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.

2 people killed in Louisiana car accident

No one can deny the relative convenience of modern transportation. For the most part, there are well-maintained roads that allow people to move from place to place in a motor vehicle. Additionally, there are many laws in place to protect everyone’s safety. On the other hand, however, there may be little to do if a driver does not follow these laws. For example, police claim that one man who drove on the wrong side of the road caused a multi-vehicle car accident in Louisiana that left two people dead.

In early June, the 54-year-old man was driving a sedan north in the left lane of a Louisiana highway. Just before 5 p.m., police say the man's vehicle sideswiped another northbound vehicle before entering the median. He continued into southbound traffic where reports indicate he remained for approximately half a mile.

Louisiana high school grad seriously injured in car accident

Across the country, millions of high school seniors are walking across a stage, shaking the hand of their principal or school superintendent and receiving their diploma. The world lies before them. For many, it is a time filled with hope, anticipation and even anxiety. Unfortunately, the fate of one recent high school graduate is uncertain after a tragic car accident in Louisiana left him with serious, likely fatal, injuries.

Hours after the 17-year-old received his diploma, he was traveling on a Louisiana road. Police reports indicate that a truck driven by a 20-year-old man was traveling toward him. The truck allegedly crossed the centerline and struck the teenager’s vehicle head-on.

Man pleads guilty after fatal Louisiana car accident

Driving under any circumstance has a certain level of risk. However, this risk is even greater when a person is under the influence of alcohol or certain prescription medication. It is imperative that anyone on prescription medication fully understands and safeguards against the potential side effects prior to driving. Failure to do so can have serious consequences. For example, a young man was killed in a collision in Louisiana caused by a driver believed to have been under the effects of pain medication at the time of the car accident.

The accident happened in Oct. 2012. One man was driving a pickup truck when he apparently crossed the center line, causing a head-on collision with a second vehicle driven by a 21-year-old man. Two days later, the man in the second vehicle died from the injuries he suffered.

Louisiana strives to reduce chances of motorcycle accident

There are many users of public roadways, and not all users drive traditional motor vehicles. In Louisiana, there are many motorcyclists who have equal rights to use the roads. Unfortunately, a motorcycle accident is likely to result in serious injury or death. As a result, the state of Louisiana has decided to celebrate Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in May.

Statistics show that motorcycle accidents have claimed the lives of 833 people over the course of the last 10 years. Statistics for 2013 are even more alarming. While motorcycle collisions make up only 1 percent of motor vehicle accidents, they resulted in 14 percent of deaths.

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