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July 2016 Archives

Investigation of two-vehicle fatal accident on U.S. 51 continues

Traffic patterns can change in the blink of an eye. If drivers are not prepared for that eventuality, the results could be disastrous. Troopers with the Louisiana State Police continue to wonder why the driver of a pickup truck in a recent fatal accident failed to stop in response to the traffic in front of it.

Inadequate safety standards can lead to life-altering explosions

In April 2015, a Louisiana company experienced deja vu when a truck driver was injured in a manner "exactly" like an accident that occurred in 1999. At that time, the company was urged to improve its safety standards in order to prevent the same type of accident. Both explosions caused injuries to third-party truck drivers, but the most recent incident has altered the trucker's life forever.

Alcohol-related auto accident kills 1 police officer, injures 2

When people think of law enforcement officers dying in the line of duty, their thoughts more than likely gravitate toward shootings and/or fights -- especially considering recent tragedies across the country. Most people probably do not think about a police officer being killed in an auto accident. However, that is exactly what happened recently here in Louisiana.

Drunk driver crashes into car accident scene, several injured

The most dangerous time after a crash is when people, including emergency responders, are moving around the scene. Even when Louisiana law enforcement officials attempt to block off a car accident scene and warn other motorists, there is no guarantee that other drivers will heed the warning signs. In fact, police recently arrested a man suspected of driving under the influence after he crashed through the scene of an accident and several people were injured as a result.