Authorities report that around 8 a.m. on May 17, a fatal two-car collision in Metairie took the lives of two adult women. It was unknown if anyone else was injured in the crash.
Louisiana residents may have heard that Ann Day, the younger sister of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, was killed in a car crash in Arizona on May 7. The accident occurred at approximately 7:40 a.m.
Many Louisiana residents have likely heard about self-driving cars and are probably intrigued by them. Companies such as Google are touting their autonomous cars with claims that they will lead to zero accident fatalities.
A New Orleans single-car crash on May 4 resulted in the death of one person. A 2015 Lamborghini was apparently speeding down Tchoupitoulas Street in an area prior to where the street intersects with Felicity, according to a police representative. The black Lamborghini veered right off the road, jumping the curb. It struck a flood wall where a woman passenger, aged 23, was killed.
Many Louisiana residents rely on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to stay in touch with friends and family members, but few would think to use such services while behind the wheel and traveling at highway speeds. However, a man who suffered a serious brain injury in a 2015 crash in Georgia claims that the popular cellphone messaging app Snapchat encouraged its users to behave in just this way by providing a speed filter that rewards drivers who post images depicting their speed. The man has filed a lawsuit against the driver involved, and the maker of the popular technology has also been named as a defendant on the basis of it being a dangerous product.
Three men were killed in an accident on Louisiana 182 on April 20. According to the Louisiana State Police, the crash occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. in Houma near Cocteau Road.
An auto accident can happen at any time in Louisiana. It can have numerous different causes and affect people of all ages. These accidents can result in long hospital stays, significant medical expenses and lost wages. One unfortunate incident ended with the deaths of a 97-year-old woman and her 72-year-old daughter.
Distracted driving has become an increasing issue in the last few years. Along with standard distractions, like changing the radio station or checking on kids in the back seat, many vehicles come equipped with a variety of technologies that are distracting, such as GPS features. Additionally, many drivers are paying attention to their phone instead of the road.
A Louisiana man was killed in a head-on collision east of Kentwood on March 20. The accident occurred just after 7:30 p.m.
A man was killed after he lost control of his vehicle at about 9:30 a.m. on March 18. He was traveling west on Interstate 10 in Slidell when he lost control of his 2004 Mercedes. The car then crossed a center median and spun into eastbound lanes where the vehicle was hit by a Jeep.