April 2015 Archives

Car accidents and spinal cord injuries

Of the injuries people can receive in a motor vehicle accident in Louisiana, one that is to the spinal cord is one of the most devastating kinds. People who suffer spinal cord injuries may end up being permanently paralyzed, greatly reducing their quality of life and limiting their ability to care for themselves.

1 Louisiana driver arrested, 1 dead in fatal accident.

A 27-year-old Louisiana man was taken into police custody after his involvement in a high-speed collision that took place on Interstate 10. The Feb. 22 accident occurred at approximately 5:18 a.m. when the driver's vehicle drifted off the road while traveling at an estimated speed of 90 miles per hour before it rear-ended another Louisiana driver's SUV. The 66-year-old Baton Rouge driver was partially thrown from his vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

On April 13, the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission issued a public statement about distracted driving to remind everyone that April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. During the month of April, highway safety officials in Louisiana make a concerted effort to cut down on distracted driving accidents by warning drivers about the risks of using a cell phone while they are behind the wheel.

1 killed, 4 injured in head-on collision

Louisiana State Police reported that one person was killed and four others were injured in a head-on car collision that occurred on Louisiana Route 86 on April 3. One of the five people who were killed was identified as the 65-year-old mayor of Loreauville, who was a passenger in one of the vehicles involved.

Fatal Louisiana accident may have involved impaired driving

A Louisiana man was arrested in connection with an April 5 car accident that resulted in the death of one woman. Police believed that the man was impaired at the time of the crash and booked him into Tangipahoa Parish Jail on one charge of vehicular homicide and other offenses related to the accident.

Using medians and pedestrian islands on Louisiana roads

The use of medians and islands may help keep pedestrians safe when they cross a roadway. This is because they may make pedestrians more visible to drivers while forcing cars approaching these crossings to slow down. Pedestrian crossings may be especially helpful for those trying to cross the street.

Louisiana accident kills 1 and injures 10

The Louisiana State Police believe that alcohol consumption may have played a role in a three-vehicle accident on March 27 in St. Landry parish that injured 10 people and claimed the life of a 55-year-old man. The accident took place at the intersection of U.S. Highway 190 and Interstate 49 in Opelousas at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Drivers need to proceed with caution around semis

All motor vehicle accidents carry the potential for causing harm to the people involved, but a collision involving a commercial truck tends to pose more danger. When cars and commercial trucks share a Louisiana roadway, all drivers need to remain aware of how the truck's size can impact its acceleration, ability to brake and the driver's view of the other vehicles.

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