Most people in Louisiana who drive vehicles do so responsibly and with the awareness that doing so is a way of keeping themselves, their loved ones and even strangers safe. It would be nice for all residents to assume that every other driver on the road takes that same approach when getting behind the wheel of an automobile. Unfortunately that is not always the case as there are many people who drive recklessly or make poor and dangerous choices that put others in harm’s way.
Such was the case in St. John the Baptist Parish on one evening recently when one driver’s decisions ended up injuring not only himself but another driver and, even worse, claiming the life of another person. According to reports from Fox 8 Live, a man driving a Chevy pickup truck along a stretch of LA 636-3 attempted to make a left turn but instead of successfully completing the turn, his truck was struck by an oncoming sedan.
The accident occured at around 9:00 p.m. and the sedan was actually driving without any headlights on at that time. It is also believed that the man in the car was driving at an excessive speed. The man who died was a passenger in the pickup truck as the impact of the car hit his side. The drivers of both vehicles were also injured although no details about the nature of those injuries were released.
An investigation is continuing into the incident but so far it is not believed that the speeding driving was drunk although toxicology test results are not yet known.