Possible wrongful death after Louisiana crash

No one can ever predict what might happen to him or her while walking along a Louisiana two-lane road. Most everyone here in Louisiana knows the dangers of walking after dark. Drivers might not see a pedestrian until it is too late and the wrongful death of a pedestrian can occur.

The driver of a vehicle is responsible for what happens as a result of the his or her actions or inactions. Shortly after midnight on Dec. 20, a 22-year-old man was walking on the side of Highway 182 when he was run down from behind. The man suffered fatal injuries. There are few details as police continue their investigation into this deadly pedestrian vs. car accident.

According to Louisiana State Police, the details of the crash are still under investigation at this point. The only detail available at this time is that the driver of the vehicle that allegedly killed the pedestrian was a 51-year-old woman driving a Ford Focus. There has been no report if there were any contributing factors such as weather, mechanical malfunction or if it was an alcohol related incident. Both parties in this deadly accident were from Jeanerette.

It might take police some time to determine the cause and what charges to file, if any. In the meantime, the victim's family will have to wait for further information. If the authorities file charges against the driver, any entered testimony or resulting conviction could be used as evidence in a wrongful death claim that might help the family of the deceased to recover the financial losses that always accompany such a tragedy.

Source: klfy.com, Jeanerette man struck, killed by car, No author, Dec. 20, 2013

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