As a commuter, you find yourself on the road almost every day of the week. It doesn't matter if you're traveling to and from work or school, you're always behind the wheel.
Pedestrians commonly walk along the roadways of Louisiana's populous cities. Unfortunately, there are inherent dangers to being a pedestrian when mixed with vehicles on the roadway. Understandably, they are more vulnerable to injury or death when they are struck by vehicles. A recent accident in Baton Rouge illustrates just how tragic a pedestrian versus car accident can be.
A serious single-vehicle accident on Louisiana 3059 has resulted in serious injuries to a passenger from Lake Charles. Calcasieu Parish authorities state that a single-vehicle car accident occurred in the mid-morning hours, when it appears that the driver lost control of the vehicle. The driver, a 29-year-old woman, is facing serious criminal charges in this accident.
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.
We never know with certainty what each day will bring. Many of us go to work, drive home and go out to dinner or someplace else. Most of the time, those activities take place without a hitch, but the simple fact is we cannot always control what happens. A recent Louisiana fatal accident on U.S. 190 underscores the point.
Two families in Louisiana are tragically altered following the events of a terrible crash that claimed the life of a teenager earlier this month. One person identified as the driver of the vehicle in the car accident is incarcerated and facing criminal charges of negligent homicide and obstruction of justice. Killed in the crash was a passenger who was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.
The presence of pedestrians on Louisiana streets is a common occurrence. Unfortunately, pedestrians face a great risk of sustaining injuries should they be involved in an accident with a motor vehicle. One such car accident recently has left a pedestrian severely injured.