One Louisiana couple recently celebrated a monumental weekend. They became engaged and celebrated with their family, but their night ended tragically. Sadly, they were victims in one of the area’s most tragic car accidents.
Reportedly, the couple had been in a relationship for four years. They shared a 7-month-old child together, and had recently discovered they were expecting another child. As a gift on Christmas Eve, a proposal was made to the 19-year-old woman, and the couple celebrated with family. As they were traveling back to their home from the family gathering, they were rear-ended by a drunk driver.
The 36-year-old female who has been arrested for drunk driving had apparently crashed into another vehicle prior to rear-ending the couple. The impact of the woman’s vehicle punctured the gas tank caused an explosion. The engaged couple was able to be retrieved from the vehicle, but the baby remained trapped. Sadly, the woman died at the scene along with her young son. The alleged drunk driver was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide, careless operation and a hit-and-run collision (regarding a prior accident).
Car accidents are unfortunate anytime they occur, but even more so when they result in death and injury, as in this tragedy. Instead of beginning his life with his new fiancé, the man is left planning two funerals. Louisiana families who have suffered similar unexpected tragedies typically seek the advice and support of a compassionate personal injury attorney with regard to the possibility of pursuing wrongful death claims through the civil justice system.
Source: nola.com, “Mother killed in Christmas Eve crash was pregnant, recently engaged: report“, Chris Grillot, Dec. 26, 2017