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.
Anger can have a significant influence on the actions and decisions of drivers and those who operate a vehicle while under similar effects run the risk of creating hazardous scenarios. Road rage continues to be one of the most common causes of car accidents and such incidents have the unfortunate chance of leaving those involved with serious injuries or worse. A recent accident involving the suspected presence of road rage has reportedly claimed the lives of a 22-year-old woman and her unborn child in Louisiana.
Every time a person gets behind the wheel of a car he or she runs the risk of becoming involved in an accident. Seldom do drivers give much thought to the risk of serious car accidents but that makes them no less real. On a recent evening near Slidell, a multiple car accident resulted in the deaths of two people and at least two others were seriously injured.
Most drivers in Louisiana are well aware that roadways across the state are becoming increasingly crowded. As a result, car accidents are happening more and more these days. Unfortunately, the majority of drivers will be involved in a crash at some point in their lives. When a crash ends in death or injury, the experience can be absolutely devastating.
Cars are the primary form of transportation for most people. Distracted driving and driver fatigue are both significant dangers, as are impairment from drugs or alcohol, when one is behind the wheel of a car in Louisiana. Serious car accidents can result and can often times be fatal. One such accident recently occurred near St. James Parrish on LA-18.
On a recent afternoon in Iberia Parish two people were going about their business. One, an 81-year-old woman, was driving a pickup truck. The other, a 37-year-old man, was riding his motorcycle. Their paths crossed in a tragic manner at an intersection on LA Highway 87 where they were both involved in one of the week's horrific car accidents.
People in Louisiana go about their lives in an ever-increasing hurry to get things done. They hurry to get from place to place and to generally keep up with the fast pace of day-to-day living. Being in such a hurry when a person is behind the wheel of a car can lead to fatal car accidents.
Fatal traffic accidents are tragic. They are made even more so when the life of a child is lost as a result of an accident. Holiday weekends sadly increase the likelihood of such accidents occurring as families head out on the roads and add to already congested traffic conditions in Louisiana. All of this combines to increase the chances of being involved in car accidents.
Motorcycles are a popular mode of transportation, especially in the summer. They are economical to drive and can be a lot of fun to motor around on. Groups can be often be seen riding together on the highways of Louisiana. When involved in car accidents, riders of motorcycles are significantly more likely to suffer serious injury or death as a result.
A person walking along a roadway in Louisiana on a Monday afternoon is not expecting to be the victim of a fatal accident. That tragic outcome was reality for a man walking along Highway 10 near St. Francisville. He was struck by a car and died as a result of his injuries. Sadly, such car accidents are not a rare occurrence.