While there may be spans of distance between Louisiana towns, some people try to close the distance by driving faster. Driving at excessive speeds requires a larger degree of control over the vehicle. Unfortunately, the faster the driver goes, the more likely that the drive could end in a car accident.
According to the Louisiana State Police, a car occupied by two men was speeding on a Louisiana road when the driver lost control on a turn. The car swerved, overcorrected and slammed into a tree. The car then rolled over, and the 22-year-old driver was ejected.
The passenger suffered serious injuries during the crash, but lived long enough to be transported to an area hospital. However, after the 21-year-old arrived at the hospital, he succumbed to those injuries. The driver was taken to a different hospital and was treated for serious injuries that he suffered in the crash. His current condition is unknown.
While the Louisiana State Police continue to investigate this horrible car accident, vehicle speed has already been identified as a major factor in this wreck. A routine blood sample is pending to determine if alcohol may have also been a contributing factor. While the family of the deceased victim is still grieving, they also have the option of filing a wrongful death claim against the driver, which is their right under Louisiana law. Where no amount of money can replace the loss of a family member, a properly documented civil claim may lead to a monetary judgment to help defray any financial burdens caused by the sudden death of their loved one.
Source: nola.com, "Reserve man killed in car crash in Garyville; driver seriously injured", Littice Bacon-Blood, April 28, 2014