Despite the amount of information available regarding the dangers of drinking and driving, some Louisiana drivers continue to do so. When people get behind the wheel of a car after consuming alcohol, they put not only their own life in danger, but also the lives of everyone around them. In fact, police suspect that a drunk driver may have caused a recent fatal accident.
On the morning of July 7, a man walked into a police station. His vehicle sustained damage when he "hit something" on Highway 92 earlier that morning. When the Louisiana State Police went to the area indicated by the driver, they ended up investigating a fatal accident.
Louisiana's subdivisions are not often the site of the type of devastation that took place in one located in the northern part of the state recently. That is where a car and motorcycle collided, resulting in a fatal accident. At last report, the crash was still under investigation.
It is not always easy to assign 100 percent of the blame in an accident to one party. More often, the actions of more than one driver make up the circumstances that cause an accident. This could be the case in a fatal accident that recently occurred on Louisiana Highway 171.
It is summertime, children are out of school and more people are out and about. On a recent afternoon, a father, his two children and two other men were fishing down an embankment off Louisiana 928. None of them had any way of knowing that this fishing trip would end in a fatal accident.
Most Louisiana drivers understand that in order to safely navigate the roadways, they need to pay attention to their surroundings and anticipate obstacles. Sometimes, however, even when a driver does everything right, a serious or fatal accident can occur. This is often due to other drivers not following the same rules that everyone else does.
A recent accident becomes the 13th deadly crash Louisiana State Police Troop E has investigated so far this year. The 18-year-old man that died increases the death toll to 15 people. Two people also suffered injuries in this fatal accident.
The faster a vehicle travels, the higher the probability is that the driver will be unable to control it should something go wrong. For instance, if a driver is speeding and strays onto the shoulder of the road, the risk of over-correcting and losing control of the vehicle increases. This is believed to be what happened in a fatal accident in the early morning hours of March 6 that occurred on Louisiana Highway 42.
From a minor fender bender to collisions resulting in several deaths, car crashes are not something to take lightly. A fatal accident is a tragic experience for both the family and friends of a victim to have to go through. Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents are rather common on Louisiana roadways. Keeping all motorists safe seems to be an almost impossible task to achieve.
Police of the Louisiana Traffic Division are still investigating a hit-and-run accident that recently occurred on Interstate 10. The accident ultimately claimed the lives of two people. Police say they have enough evidence to make an arrest in this fatal accident once they locate the driver who fled the scene.