Passengers literally put their lives into the hands of drivers every time they get into a car. Thousands of rides may pass uneventfully, but occasionally, a car accident occurs. Recently, a mid-morning drive led to tragedy for a passenger riding in a car with a woman on Interstate 10 in Louisiana.
According to authorities, this tragic crash occurred near one of the many exit ramps in and around New Orleans. The cause of the accident is unknown at this time. The preliminary report suggests that the vehicle in question lost control, hit a street lamp and then came to rest after hitting a concrete barrier used as a guard rail.
The driver was taken to a local hospital and was in critical condition at the time of admission. Her current condition is unknown at this time. The male passenger barely survived the accident, and emergency personnel transported him to a local hospital. Despite the efforts of medical personnel, the passenger later died due to life threatening injuries suffered in the crash.
The police are continuing their investigation into this fatal highway car accident in the hopes of determining what caused the car to lose control and crash. Under Louisiana law, the family of the deceased passenger may file a wrongful death claim for the loss of their loved one. The party or parties deemed responsible for the accident may be held financially responsible if it is proved they were negligent in a manner that either contributed to or caused the death of the passenger. Any financial restitution awarded may help cover the costs that are undoubtedly incurred as the result of such a tragedy.
Source: bayoubuzz.com, Morning car crash leaves one man dead, No author, Dec. 9, 2013