Louisiana is a state admired by residents and visitors alike for its unique food, scenery, wildlife and culture. Traveling through such a beautiful state is an adventure in itself. Unfortunately, on some occasions, the roads used to travel through this marvelous melting pot can become the scene of death and destruction. While albeit unpleasant to consider, fatal car accidents are a grisly reality.
Recently, Louisiana State Police responded to an accident on US 167. Upon arriving at the scene, they determined that a large tractor-trailer collided with a much smaller pickup truck at a high rate of speed. While the cause of the collision is still not known, the preliminary investigation revealed that both vehicles had been traveling north in the right lane. While the driver of the 18-wheeler suffered no reported injuries, the driver of the pickup lost his life in the crash.
Police were able to determine that the driver of the pickup truck was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the fatal collision. While they did not believe the driver of the big rig showed any signs of impairment, a toxicology sample was taken from the driver of the pickup. The accident remains under investigation at this time.
Law enforcement issued a statement to all drivers, reminding them that in many cases, obeying traffic laws, signals, posted speed limits and avoiding distractions behind the wheel can go a long way toward preventing fatal car accidents. Sadly, even utmost care on the part of drivers cannot guarantee that an accident will not occur. In the wake of serious car accidents, many victims and families may be overwhelmed by the physical, emotional and legal aftermath. Seeking the aid of an experienced attorney can be a good way to relieve some of the worry, and begin the journey of healing and recovery.
Source: knoe.com, “Two-car crash on US 167 kills Spearsville man“, April 21, 2018