A car accident that occurred in Louisiana on Aug. 8 left two dead and one person with injuries. Authorities stated that the accident happened on LA 19 north of LA 956 in East Feliciana Parish.
On Aug. 4, it was reported that a Louisiana woman was found not responsible for a car accident that was caused by her husband. According to the report, a state appeals court upheld a ruling that dismissed civil charges associated with the death of a veterinarian in 2011.
The lawyer for the parents who lost their son in a car accident said that they are considering appealing their case to the Louisiana Supreme Court after a disappointing appeals court decision. A majority of the 1st Circuit Court of Appeal declared that the woman who owned the Nissan Maxima that was involved in the fatal accident was not responsible.
Media outlets in Louisiana and around the country have reported that four young women were killed and four others seriously injured in an accident involving a limousine and pickup truck on July 18 in New York. The 55-year-old man behind the wheel of the pickup truck admitted to police that he had consumed beer before driving, and he was subsequently charged with driving while intoxicated. However, toxicology tests performed on blood drawn from the man have raised a number of questions about the fatal accident.
The Louisiana State Police announced its intention to seek a variety of criminal charges against a 42-year-old man from Baton Rouge. The charges relate to a traffic accident on July 7 that led to one fatality.
On July 9, a motorcycle accident in Louisiana left one person killed and a second person with serious injuries. According to the State Police, the deceased man was a 21-year-old resident of St. Bernard Parish while the person who suffered injuries was reportedly an 18-year-old Chalmette resident.
A 26-year-old woman was killed in an auto accident involving her car and an 18-wheeler at approximately 2:30 a.m. on July 3 in Madison Parish. It remains unclear as to what made the woman, who was from Long Beach, California, crash her vehicle.
Louisiana parents may worry when their teenagers obtain driving privileges, a concern that is supported by nationwide statistics involving teen drivers. The leading cause of death for teenagers is automobile accidents, and both intoxicated driving and texting while driving are significant issues resulting in teen fatalities. Approximately 10 percent of drivers who possess valid licenses are under 21 years of age, but this group is responsible for approximately 17 percent of DUI fatalities.
Driving can be dangerous for young people, as the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S. is motor vehicle accidents. These crashes are preventable in many cases, and Louisiana parents as well as their children can take steps to reduce the number of injuries and deaths resulting from accidents involving teen drivers.
According to 2012 data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration made available in 2014, high speed is one of the primary causes of fatal crashes. Additionally, statistics indicate that alcohol consumption increases the chances that someone will drive faster than is safe, so it is also frequently a factor in Louisiana car accidents that lead to deaths.