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June 2016 Archives

Investigation of fatal accident leads to arrest of Louisiana man

When a Louisiana driver fails to remain at the scene of a wreck, the police investigation often shifts from a simple crash inquiry into a manhunt. If a driver flees the scene of a fatal accident, it could be more problematic to locate him or her since at least one of the potential witnesses did not survive. Furthermore, upon locating the driver believed responsible, he or she could face harsher penalties than would have been possible after stopping, rendering aid and cooperating with police.

Driver in fatal accident sought by Louisiana State Police

Under Louisiana law, drivers are obligated to stop and render aid, if possible. They must remain at the scene of a crash in which they are involved. When a driver fails to do so, it could prevent a victim from receiving timely medical assistance. This could have been the case in a recent fatal accident that took the life of a pedestrian.

Catastrophic injuries lead to police officer's death

Law enforcement officials are supposed to be the ones investigating crashes, not the ones involved in them. However, because they are often walking around the scene or in their stopped patrol cars, the potential is always there. Far too many officers across the country, and here in Louisiana, suffer catastrophic injuries while working motor vehicle accidents.

Louisiana State Police need public help after fatal accident

Single vehicle crashes are often more of a challenge for law enforcement officers, including those here in Louisiana, since there are often fewer witnesses to help piece together what happened. When this happens, police often turn to the public for help -- especially in a fatal accident. Often, a media request for anyone with information to contact the investigating agency will be released.