Keeping yourself and your family safe on the road is about more than just understanding how to drive safely while obeying the law. It is also about being able to identify and avoid hazards, from debris loose on the roadway to animals and even other drivers. That's why it is important to know how to spot driving behaviors that could put you at risk. Those include both the behaviors you commonly see from aggressive drivers during "road rage" incidents, as well as moves that are simply risky on their own or that signal a driver may be intoxicated.
An auto accident has led to the filing of a personal injury lawsuit in Louisiana. The plaintiff alleges that he was on U.S. 190 on June 28, 2014, when another vehicle crashed into his. The male driver of the vehicle that hit the plaintiff's car was allegedly trying to make a right turn. The plaintiff claims that he suffered personal injury as a result of the impact.
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.
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.
Readers of this blog are no strangers to stories about car crashes. We read about them every day and, sometimes, can become a little jaded to their impact. To the families affected, however, the pain and heartache caused by car accidents can last for years. So can the medical expenses involved in getting victims back to normal through surgery and rehabilitation. Even minor injuries can have long-term effects.