Life seems to be moving faster and faster and the speed of traffic seems to increase to keep up in Louisiana. As the saying goes, “speed kills,” and there could be some truth to that as shown by the number of speed-related car accidents. A chain reaction accident on an area roadway caused the death of a woman on a recent Tuesday evening.
A sedan heading east on US 190 struck the rear end of a vehicle in front of it. The impact from that collision appeared to cause the second vehicle to collide head-on with a car approaching from the opposite direction. All three vehicles were badly damaged.
The driver of the car that rear-ended the initial vehicle in the chain reaction crash, along with his passenger, were transported to the hospital with possibly life-threatening injuries. Two people from another vehicle were also transported to an area hospital. Both were seriously injured and the passenger from that vehicle later died as a result of her injuries. The occupants of the third vehicle were uninjured. The cause of the accident remains under investigation and speed has not been ruled out as a possible contributing factor.
While many people understand the importance of slowing down and realize that it is better to arrive late than not at all, speeding on roadways in Louisiana is an ongoing problem that can result in serious car accidents. Losing a loved one in any circumstance is difficult, but when it’s due to an accident that could have been prevented it can be truly heartbreaking. No one can turn back time and undo the tragedy, but a conversation with a personal injury attorney can reveal what legal options against the party deemed responsible may be available.