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June 2015 Archives

Federal regulations are in place to combat truck driver fatigue

Any Louisiana driver who is fatigued poses a threat to others on the road. When the driver is behind the wheel of a tractor trailer, that threat only increases due to the mass and size of the vehicle. Federal regulations are in place to combat truck driver fatigue. If those rules are not followed, the results can be disastrous.

Truck vs. car accident on I-10 in Louisiana kills elderly couple

It can be frustrating to come upon a car going slower than the posted speed limit on the interstate. Nevertheless, Louisiana drivers are still obligated to exercise caution, which often means slowing down until they are able to get into another, faster lane of travel. Otherwise, if a driver assumes that every vehicle is moving at highway speeds and fails to remain vigilant, a car accident can be the result.

Pedestrians and bicyclists are highly vulnerable in car crashes

Louisiana drivers owe a duty of care to their passengers and everyone else on the roadways, including pedestrians and bicycle riders. These two classes of individuals are particularly vulnerable on the roads because they are not protected by the cabin of a vehicle, seat belts and other safety devices designed to limit injuries in car crashes. Pedestrians and bicyclists suffer the full impact of a vehicle and can be seriously or fatally injured.

Hit-and-run car accident leaves bicycle rider dead

The Baton Rouge Police Department is asking the public for its help in locating a vehicle believed to be responsible for the death of a bicycle rider. The vehicle involved in the car accident was last seen in the 6900 block of Airline Highway. Reports indicate that the car is a green or blue older model Pontiac with large wheels.