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December 2012 Archives

2 dead, 2 injured in crash during police chase near Baton Rouge

A recent accident on Louisiana Highway 30 has resulted in the death of two people and injuries to two others. According to reports, the fatal car accident was the result of two suspected thieves attempting to flee from police. While attempting to evade a police officer who was trying to pull her over, the 25-year-old female driver lost control of her vehicle. The car veered across the travel lanes into oncoming traffic.

Speeding on a rainy day in Louisiana leads to fatal car accident

According to the Louisiana State Police Troop D, there have been 31 fatalities resulting from car crashes within their jurisdiction so far this year. A recent car accident claimed the life of one man and injured another when a driver, whom police believe may have been speeding, tried to pass an 18-wheeler and lost control of his vehicle. During the attempted pass, the driver of a 1999 Jeep began to spin out of control, presumably on the wet pavement, and struck a 2001 Ford pickup that was parked on the shoulder of the road.

Louisiana driver in hit and run fatal accident surrenders

A 58-year-old man was discovered in Louisiana along LS 445 the morning of Nov. 11 by State Police Troop L. Authorities believed that the man had been there since before midnight the previous evening. According to initial reports of the accident site, the suspect vehicle was a maroon sedan that had hit the victim and fled the scene without offering assistance or alerting the police to the fatal accident.

Louisiana car accident kills 2, leaves 1 in critical care

Louisiana laws that protect victims of crashes vary when determining eligibility to file personal injury claims depending upon the circumstances of the accident. On Thanksgiving morning, two people died in a car accident and another was critically injured according to police reports. In such situations, a surviving victim may be eligible to file a claim against a driver's estate following the investigation if negligence is found on behalf of the driver.