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November 2014 Archives

Sudden death of 14-year-old caused by teen driving illegally?

One of the hallmarks of turning 15 is the ability to get a learner's permit for driving. In Louisiana, new drivers who only have such a permit must follow certain rules in order to be on the roads. A 15-year-old driver was apparently on the road in violation of those rules at the time of his 14-year-old passenger's sudden death.

Drivers ignore dangers of car crashes due to texting

A recent study suggests that while drivers in Louisiana and elsewhere are aware of the dangers of texting while driving, many refuse to change their behavior to avoid those risks. As more and more people make use of texting to communicate with friends, family and the workplace, the result could be a rise in car crashes that result from this form of distracted driving. For those who are injured in such an incident, the convenience of sending and receiving an instant message is far overshadowed by the harm that can come from texting while operating a motor vehicle.

Rear end collisions can leave victims with lasting injuries

Most Louisiana drivers are aware that accidents can occur as they travel the state's highways and streets. Not as many drivers consider the fact that they can become victims of accidents while sitting still at a stop sign or traffic signal. While rear end collisions often occur under these conditions, they can also happen if both vehicles are in motion.

Louisiana motorcycle rider suffered fatal wounds in crash

The recent death of a motorcycle rider prompted troopers with the Louisiana State Police to remind drivers to be vigilant while pulling out of driveways, making turns and changing roadways. This warning comes too late for the motorcyclist that suffered fatal wounds in a recent crash involving a turning pickup truck. The investigation into this death is ongoing.