The Louisiana State Police were called to the scene of an accident on U.S. Highway 190 in the early morning hours of Sept. 8. When they arrived, the troopers found that a man had been struck by a vehicle. That Louisiana man was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of the injuries he received in the car accident.
The pedestrian’s vehicle had reportedly run out of gas and was parked on the shoulder of the highway. The man was standing outside his vehicle at least partially in the right hand lane. There were passengers inside the vehicle, and the man was said to have been chatting with them. It was then that another vehicle hit him.
No one else was injured in the accident. The Louisiana State Police is conducting the investigation into the pedestrian’s untimely death. There was no information regarding whether alcohol was a factor, and toxicology samples were taken to make a conclusive determination. As part of the investigation, troopers may also be considering other factors such as the speed of the vehicle and whether the driver of the vehicle was distracted or impaired in some way.
Charges may or may not be filed against the driver of the vehicle that his the Louisiana man in this car accident. Nevertheless, the family of the victim may file a wrongful death claim against the driver. If they are able to show that the driver contributed to the death of their loved one, they may be awarded monetary compensation for the financial losses they have incurred as a result of his death. This, of course, won’t bring him back to his family, but it may help the family move forward.
Source: theadvertiser.com,Pedestrian dies in crash on US 190, No author, Sept. 8, 2013