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Speed suspected as cause of double fatal accident in Louisiana

Each year, a number of people across the country die on the roadways due to a driver operating their vehicle at unsafe speeds.  If speeding is coupled with impairment, the combination can easily lead to a fatal accident.  Troopers with the Louisiana State Police believe that speed was a factor in a recent crash that took the lives of two men, but they are not yet certain whether impairment was a factor as well.

The two men were traveling east on U.S. Highway 190 in the outside, right-hand lane.  As they approached another vehicle ahead of them in the same lane, the driver failed to slow down for an as yet unknown reason.  His vehicle slammed into the back of the one in front of it. 

Louisiana garbage truck accident claims the life of a motorist

Attempting to drive across lanes of a highway and enter a median gap in a large and bulky truck can be arduous and difficult with oncoming traffic fast approaching. A truck accident can occur when the back-end of the vehicle does not clear the roadway in time. A recent truck accident took the life of a Louisiana man after a garbage vehicle and his smaller car collided.

The fatal crash took place on a local highway in the early morning hours, just before sunrise. A middle-aged man driving a large garbage truck waited at a stop sign and made the decision to cross one side of the highway. As the truck pulled out onto the road and attempted to reach the opening in the median, he made contact with an oncoming car.

1 man dead and 1 man injured in fatal car accident

In Slidell, one man is injured and one man is dead after a fatal car accident. Off of Highway 433, an off-duty police officer was reportedly driving when he lost control of his vehicle. According to officials, he went off the road after he was unable to drive correctly around a curve. Consequently, he was unable to regain control and the vehicle flipped. HIs passenger died from trauma sustained in the fatal car accident and the driver also suffered injuries.

Although the driver was injured in the accident, Louisiana law enforcement suspected that the man may have been under the influence of alcohol. It was noted that a blood sample was taken from the driver to determine if he was drunk behind the wheel. The results of the toxicology tests are not known, but the tragic incident is still under investigation by police.

Alleged drunk driving accident kills Louisiana biker

It is possible that drunk driving was a contributing factor in a deadly motorcycle accident that recently took place in Louisiana. Motorcycle accidents always place bikers and passengers at a higher risk for serious injury because of their exposure to an impact with the steel frame of a car. This particular alleged drunk driving accident resulted in the death of a man on a motorcycle.

According to authorities, the man who is believed to be responsible for the accident was driving along Louisiana 33 when he swerved over the double yellow line. His vehicle struck the man on the motorcycle, ultimately resulting in his death. The nature of his injuries was not immediately specified, but medical personnel declared the victim dead at the scene of the accident. The driver is believed to have been drunk at the time of the accident and only suffered from minor injuries.

Law enforcement officer injured in a motorcycle accident

A New Orleans law enforcement officer was injured in a motorcycle accident. The motorcycle accident involved two vehicles and the officer was taken to the hospital for medical treatment. The collision occurred while he was on duty, just after he finished an assignment working with a police escort.

At the intersection of Leonidas Street and Earhart Boulevard, a truck ran through the intersection and struck the motorcycle. The Louisiana deputy was riding a marked police motorcycle, but it is not clear how or why the truck either did not see the officer or failed to properly yield. The truck was attempting to cross the street at the time and the driver is facing charges, indicating that the truck driver could be at fault for the collision.

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.

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