Posts tagged "Car Accidents"

Appeals court drops charges in fatal car accident

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.

Louisiana appeals court disappoints parents of car crash victim

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.

Fatal drunk driving accident raises liability questions

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.

1 dead, 1 injured in Louisiana motorcycle crash

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.

Troubling concerns about teen drivers

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.

Preventing teen driving deaths and injuries

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.

Accidents involving speed and drinking in Louisiana

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.

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