Automobile accidents can happen very quickly and in the midst of the commotion, it can be difficult to think calmly and rationally. However, with some advance planning and review of the actions required in case an accident occurs, you can be well prepared.
New Orleans has recently seen a surge of people walking and biking in the city. However, the city has not always been kind to pedestrians and bicyclists. In 2015, more than 20 people were killed in pedestrian or bicycling accidents in the city, according the Louisiana State University.
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.
On May 15, a couple in Louisiana was killed in a car accident after a vehicle ahead of them was struck by lightning. The fatal accident took place in Evangeline Parish and involved three cars that were all traveling northbound on Interstate 49. Although investigators do not believe that impairment was a factor, toxicology samples were taken from all of the drivers after the accident.
As people in Louisiana gear up for Memorial Day and the start of the summer vacation, they should be aware that statistics demonstrate some days are much worse as far as car accidents. Using extra caution when driving on those days can help people prevent being involved in a car accident and possibly suffering an injury as a result.
Many Louisiana drivers know that using a cell phone or other device while driving can be very dangerous. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommended that drivers take their eyes off the road for no more than two seconds. However, it was noted that a vehicle that was traveling at highway speeds could travel approximately 200 feet in the time it takes for a driver to glance at their phone for two seconds.
An accident that occurred along Interstate 10 east of Duston resulted in the death of a 92-year-old man from Lafayette. Police reported that the crash took place around 8 a.m. on April 29. The man was driving a Chevy pickup truck westbound along the interstate when it hit a GMC SUV that was stopped in the road. Officials stated that the SUV had stopped due to the presence of vehicles from a prior accident along the highway.
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.
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.
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.