Not all accidents can be avoided. Sometimes it takes a moment or just a blink of an eye for things to begin to go horribly wrong and potentially cause a car accident. Louisiana residents might have either heard or read about a recent crash that killed a Louisiana woman.
The crash took place west of U.S. Highway 171 on Louisiana Highway 8 shortly before 1 p.m. According to the Louisiana State Police, a 39-year-old man was driving his Chevrolet Uplander when he lost control of his vehicle after he hydroplaned. This caused his vehicle to cross the center line and end up directly in the path of opposing traffic.
The Uplander slammed into a Chevrolet Tahoe SUV head-on. Unfortunately, the 34-year-old passenger in the Uplander was killed in the wreck. The 56-year-old man driving the Tahoe was transported to an area hospital to be treated for his moderate injuries. The driver of the Uplander and the other passengers in the Tahoe were also transported to an area hospital and were reported to have suffered moderate injuries from the crash. No charges have been filed; however, the investigation is still being conducted by the Louisiana State Police.
It may be some time before the cause of this crash is determined. The family of the deceased victim may have to wait to receive a sense of closure. If the driver of the Uplander is found to be at fault, the family may start a wrongful death claim at any time and not necessarily wait until the final disposition of the investigation. Any monetary awards granted may help defray the costly expenses of burying a loved one. The injured driver of the Tahoe and his passengers may also file personal injury claims against the driver of the Uplander for damages incurred in connection with this fatal car accident.
Source: thetowntalk.com, "Crash kills Leesville woman, injures 5", , June 26, 2014