Most Louisiana drivers are diligent and understand the possible dangers on the road. Although, no matter how well a person drives, he or she may become involved in a car accident with little or no warning. When that happens, it is only natural to want to know what went wrong.
Unfortunately, sometimes, the reason for an accident is difficult to determine. For instance, a recent car accident that involved two vehicles that collided head-on is still under investigation. According to the Louisiana State Police, a teenage driver was traveling north when he crossed the center median directly into the path of a southbound vehicle. Neither driver was able to avoid the collision.
The 16-year-old driver of the northbound vehicle suffered minor injuries in the crash. The 34-year-old driver of the southbound vehicle suffered fatal injuries, to which he succumbed at the scene. The Richland Parish Coroner's Office had the unenviable task of pronouncing the victim dead at the scene.
The Louisiana youth has been charged with driving on the wrong side of the road, for now. As per procedure in a fatal car accident, routine blood samples were obtained and sent for analysis despite the fact that authorities do not believe alcohol was a factor. As authorities work to determine the cause of this tragedy, the family of the deceased driver may exercise their right to file a wrongful death claim against the party or parties deemed responsible for their loved one's death. A successfully litigated claim could lead to an award of damages sustained by the family as a result of their loss.
Source: richlandtoday.com, "Accident kills local man", , April 23, 2014