Drunk driver intentionally hits South Baton Rouge home

When thinking about a car accident scenario, most people think about two vehicles colliding. While there are certainly variations of this -- several cars colliding or a single vehicle veering off the road -- there is definitely a common car accident scenario. Recently in South Baton Rouge, however, one man broke the mold in a strange crash that may have authorities scratching their heads.

The 43-year-old man was allegedly driving while intoxicated when he drove off of a road in a South Baton Rouge neighborhood, through multiple mailboxes and into a basketball hoop. He then backed up and seemingly intentionally drove through a fence and into a home.

Fortunately, nobody was in the house of the time of the car accident. According to East Baton Rouge police, the driver had a blood alcohol content level of more than four times the limit of 0.08.

Although the driver has been charged with reckless operation, driving while intoxicated and criminal damage to property, it is not clear why he intentionally crashed his car into the home. Whether he had a vendetta against the homeowners or simply was so drunk he couldn't control his vehicle, the residents of the home may be able to seek compensation for the damage he caused.

Particularly if someone is hurt from a driver crashing into their home, he or she may want to consider Louisiana's personal injury laws. A successful lawsuit can not only result in compensation for the victim's medical expenses, but it can also lead to compensation for other damages incurred because of a negligent driver's actions.

Source: Red Stick Now, "Drunk Driver Crashes Into House Wednesday Evening," Sept. 26, 2013

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