Louisiana State Police say two 18-wheelers crashed into each other on Oct. 1 allegedly due to a farm tractor that was on the road with no headlights. Authorities have not yet located the farm tractor and its driver, leading them to suspect that the negligent party fled the scene of an accident.
Any fatal accident is a tragedy. But hit-and-run accidents, especially when they’re caused by a drunk driver, are especially heinous. One Louisiana family is in immense pain today as they struggle to come to grips with the senseless loss of a loved one.
The oft-used legal maxim “Justice delayed is justice denied” isn’t always true. One of the hardest things for the families of victims of hit-and-run accidents to deal with is the fact that their loved one’s killer got away Scot-free. It’s emotionally devastating and makes coming to grips with what happened all that much harder.
You might call it a hit-and-run without the hit. People generally think of a hit-and-run accident as one in which one car strikes another and subsequently flees the scene in an attempt to dodge their responsibility.