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Fatal personal injury to 3 men; police think driver was impaired

On Behalf of | Jul 3, 2019 | Personal Injury

Two good Samaritans recently stopped on a Louisiana highway to help a man whose vehicle had become disabled on the roadway. Little did they know, it would be the last act of service they ever offered in this life. The two men, as well as the man they stopped to help all suffered fatal personal injury when another vehicle crashed into them and the disabled car.

The two men had approached the stranded traveler to try to help him push his vehicle out of the line of traffic. While they were doing so, an Impala hit the car and all three men, plus two other vehicles, as well. Sadly, none of the three men who were hit survived the crash.

The driver of the Impala was arrested after being treated at a nearby hospital for minor injuries. Police say they believe he was impaired at the time of the collision. He is now facing serious criminal charges, including three counts of vehicular homicide. Other charges involve driving without a seat belt and not having the proper license plate on the vehicle in question. 

When a fatal personal injury occurs in a Louisiana collision, there is often a ripple effect of sorrow. From family members to co-workers and friends throughout a neighborhood, news of a sudden death often hits communities hard. It is especially tragic when loved ones and friends learn that a collision was likely preventable had it not been for a drunk or otherwise impaired driver. Many such cases lead to litigation when immediate family members of deceased accident victims file wrongful death claims in civil court.