November 2014 Archives

2-vehicle crash in Louisiana kills 1, injures 4

Authorities in Louisiana have reported that a 33-year-old woman has died as a result of injuries she suffered on Nov. 24 in a two-car collision. Three passengers in the woman's car and a passenger in the second car were also hurt. The car accident took place near the Sun town limits at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Louisiana woman dies in 3-car accident

Authorities report that routine toxicology samples were pending in connection with a car wreck that resulted in the death of a driver. The Red River Parish accident occurred as the 44-year-old decedent waited to turn from U.S. Highway 71 into a private drive just before 8 p.m. on Nov. 18. The Coushatta woman was stopped in her 2014 Chevrolet Sonic in the northbound traffic lane when a 43-year Campti woman behind the wheel of a 2012 Dodge Avenger struck the back of her vehicle.

Louisiana accident leaves Colfax motorcyclist dead

A 44-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle accident in Grant Parish on Nov. 10. According to law enforcement authorities, the 8:45 a.m. accident occurred on Louisiana Highway 8 near Bentley and involved a Ford pickup truck and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Fiery head-on collision kills 3 in Louisiana

The Louisiana State Police have reported that three people lost their lives in a fiery head-on collision in Terrebonne Parish on Nov. 10. It is not known if alcohol or drugs contributed to the accident, and police are said to be awaiting the results of toxicology tests. However, excessive speed does appear to have played a part. The fatal car accident took place in Schriever at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Garbage truck driver sends other truck into Lake Pontchartrain

According to authorities, a New Orleans garbage truck driver allegedly caused a fatal accident on Nov. 3 that sent an attenuator truck careening into the lake on Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. Attenuator trucks, also known as crash trucks, are designed to absorb impacts in order to protect working crews. The attenuator truck involved in the accident was being driven by a 57-year-old man from New Orleans who apparently drowned. His body was found around 5 p.m.

1 dead, 4 injured in Bossier City car collision

According to a representative with the Bossier City police department, a man was killed, and four others were injured in a two-car collision that happened on Oct. 31. The accident reportedly occurred in the intersection of Highway 71 and Sligo Road in Bossier City late at night.

Louisiana drivers at risk in big truck crashes

According to data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 10.7 percent of accidents in Louisiana involved a semi-truck in 2012. Nationally, approximately 333,000 semi-trucks weighing more than 10,000 pounds were involved in wrecks that same year.

Louisiana man charged with homicide in crash that killed teens

A 32-year-old Breaux Bridge man faces homicide charges after hitting three teenage girls with his pickup truck on Oct. 30. Authorities allege he was driving approximately 55 mph in a 25-mph zone at the time of the accident.

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