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.
A Louisiana driver was killed in an April 24 accident in the southbound lane of Louisiana Highway 3127. The 19-year-old man was driving a Camaro when he attempted to pass several other vehicles, according to Louisiana State Police Troop C. It was raining when the Camaro driver lost control of his vehicle, which spun clockwise as it was passing a 2010 Dodge Ram, driven by a 51-year-old man from Reserve.
A St. Rose man was apprehended on Dec. 31 in connection with a November 2014 car crash that killed his passenger. He has been charged with negligent homicide, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and driving without a seat belt.
Three passengers in one vehicle and the driver of another were injured in a head-on collision on Dec. 27. It was not immediately known whether alcohol contributed to the crash, according to authorities. The accident closed a large section of Wax Road for approximately two hours.
A fairly common injury in Louisiana and other areas of the United States, whiplash can result in a wide variety of symptoms, ranging from dizziness and fatigue to neck pain and visual disturbances. Although whiplash is typically not fatal, it can result in permanent and temporary disabilities. Due to lost productivity, litigation, disability, medical care and other consequences stemming from whiplash, it is considered a significant economic expense in the United States.
In Louisiana and other areas of the United States, impaired driving results in thousands of preventable deaths and injuries and many other societal costs. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has released a fact sheet showing the effects of intoxicated driving. The report also shows the demographics that are most likely to get behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol.
Two people were killed in a head-on car crash on LA Highway 447 in Livingston Parish on Dec. 4. The accident happened near Drakeford McMorris Road at approximately 5:30 p.m.
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.
A Sept. 24 accident on Lake Pontchartrain Causeway seriously injured one person, according to authorities. The accident occurred around noon near Mandeville shoreline, reportedly.
A 27-year-old woman was struck from behind by a vehicle while riding her bicycle eastbound in Acadia Parish on Sept. 23. Police were called to the scene around 8 a.m., and witnesses say the bicyclist was thrown off of her bike after it was hit.