Truck accidents are often lethal due to the size, weight and force of tractor-trailers. It is important to note, however, that truck drivers can be equally as vulnerable to injury or death after an accident. Recently, a Louisiana truck driver was struck and killed along the highway after he was involved in a truck accident.
Louisiana State Police are warning drivers about a recent accident involving two cars where sleep impairment may have been a factor. The fatal accident is believed to have been caused by one driver drifting off to sleep before veering into an oncoming lane. Troopers have warned drivers that sleep deprivation can be equally as dangerous as intoxication, and that taking rests to get out and stretch may save lives.
Louisiana State police set up roadblocks in all directions along Highway 73 to stop traffic after a fatal accident involving two SUVs and a cement truck. Local residents have stated that car accidents in this area are common due to speeding and reckless driving. An elderly woman was killed in the accident, which may allow for a wrongful death lawsuit if the investigation determines another's liability in the crash.
The Louisiana Army National Guard has been in cooperation with local efforts across the state to bring relief to those affected by Hurricane Isaac. A recent detail of Guardsmen were in Hammond supplying assistance and returning home to Shreveport when tragedy stuck, wounding one and killing another. The military Humvee was traveling at the rear of a northbound convoy when an 18 wheeler approached from behind and struck the Humvee. Officials are not sure if driver fatigue played a role in this accident at the time of this report.
A recent accident has Louisiana State Police investigating the cause of a two-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a 64-yeaar-old Pioneer woman. Reports state that the woman's vehicle was struck by an 18-wheeler as she turned into a private drive. She was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital following the fatal truck accident.
A terrible crash is currently under investigation by Louisiana State Police. The preliminary reports suggest that driver impairment and speeding may have been contributing factors in the wreck.
A man is suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol when his car struck and killed a pedestrian in the early morning hours. Louisiana police say the fatal accident occurred at around 2:30 a.m. when the man's vehicle struck the pedestrian as he was attempting to cross the street. The pedestrian was subsequently transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
A man who allegedly caused a fatal car accident has pleaded not guilty to charges of vehicular homicide. The charges stem from a fatal Louisiana car accident on May 30 that left seven people dead. According to police, the man was driving his pickup truck the wrong way on Louisiana Highway 67 when he caused the head-on collision.
A head-on crash on June 23 left one woman dead and another in critical condition. The fatal accident happened in Louisiana on US Highway 167. According to reports, a driver from Port Barre was driving his car north in the southbound lanes of traffic at about 6:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. The driver hit into another car that was driving south.
Truck accidents are all too common on Louisiana highways. On June 6, there were two trucking accidents that occurred near Lake Charles. The first accident was between a relatively small car and an 18-wheeler. Both vehicles had changed lanes due to traffic congestion on Interstate 10. The accident caused the 2004 Ford Focus to become wedged under the trailer of the 18-wheeler.