1 dead, 1 injured in single car accident in Louisiana

Driving can sometimes seem monotonous to Louisiana drivers. It may feel as if a driver's car is practically driving itself because the driver is so relaxed behind the wheel. Unfortunately, when a driver fails to maintain adequate control of his or her vehicle, a car accident can happen.

It is not yet known what caused the driver of a pickup truck recently involved in an accident to lose control of the vehicle. Deputies from the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Department report that the driver was a 30-year-old man. He was driving on Louisiana Highway 2 just outside of Vivian before the pickup truck went off the road. The crash caused the passenger, a 29-year-old woman, to be thrown clear of the vehicle. She died at the scene of the accident from the injuries she suffered in the crash.

The Texas driver survived the accident and was transported to a local hospital to be treated for injuries that he suffered in the crash. There is no report on the driver's current condition. The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Department is continuing its investigation into this fatal accident to determine how the driver lost control of the pickup truck.

Being in a car accident is traumatic enough for most people. Being responsible for the death of a passenger can be especially life-changing. This may be nothing, however, when compared to the loss that the victim's family faces. Regardless of whether any criminal charges are filed in this car accident, the family of the deceased victim may file a wrongful death claim against the driver to defray any costs they incurred. No amount of money can bring back a loved one, but it could help with the healing process by providing a sense peace that some justice was obtained on behalf of the victim.

Source: greenfieldreporter.com, Texan killed in single vehicle accident on La. Highway 2 near Vivian in north Caddo Parish, No author, March 4, 2014

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