In some crashes, it is difficult to determine who was driving. This is usually the case when all of the occupants of the vehicle died in the car accident, and the placement of the bodies does not allow for an easy identification of the driver. This was most likely the case in a recent wreck that the Louisiana State Police are investigating.
A recent tragedy gave the Louisiana State Police the opportunity to remind drivers of the dangers of driving under the influence even though it is not yet clear whether the presumably at-fault driver was impaired. The results of a toxicology sample are pending. The same driver died from injuries suffered in the car accident.
Law enforcement officials sometimes need the assistance of the public to locate vehicles and their drivers that are involved in hit-and-run collisions. Recently, police began asking anyone with information about a car accident that put a Louisiana man in the hospital to come forward. Now, a week after the driver fled the scene of that crash, the man's family has made the painful decision to take the victim off the machines believed to be keeping him alive.
Driver's education courses are no substitute for experience. When Louisiana teenagers first get their driver's license, they do not yet have the time behind the wheel of a motor vehicle to truly understand what it can do. This is one reason why the odds of a teenager becoming involved in a car accident may be relatively higher than normal.
One of the most important tasks of the Louisiana State Police at an accident scene is to determine precisely what happened. Sometimes, that task is easy. Other times, it requires more investigation. For instance, it can take valuable time and resources to locate a driver suspected to be responsible for a hit-and-run car accident.
Running out of gas on the highway can be irritating and, sometimes, downright scary. For instance, a Louisiana man ran out of gas at 1:30 a.m. on Interstate 10 recently. The vehicle stalled in a lane of travel, so he had to get out of the vehicle in order to move it. It was then that he was hit and killed in what police suspect was a car accident caused by a drunk driver.
A woman occupying a vehicle that was following another vehicle occupied by family members witnessed a devastating crash on I-10E in Louisiana. As the two vehicles traveled east, another vehicle came up quickly and attempted to pass on the shoulder. The woman witnessed the car accident that resulted from that driver's apparent recklessness.
So far, not many details are available regarding a recent head-on collision. The car accident took place on Louisiana 25 at approximately 6:30 a.m. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they discovered that one of the drivers was from their department.
Most everyone in Louisiana knows that driving after consuming alcohol raises the risk of getting involved in an accident. When the diminished capacity that accompanies intoxication is coupled with the inexperience of a young driver, the results could be catastrophic. A recent car accident may have been caused by drinking and driving by an underage driver.
Holidays are a time to be spent with friends and family celebrating. Some of these celebrations include the consumption of alcohol. This may have been the case of a woman Memorial Day weekend 2013 who is accused of killing three people in a car accident on Louisiana Highway 61 that day.