Passenger cars provide some protection to their occupants in the event of a crash, but the laws of physics cannot be ignored. Two objects cannot occupy the same space at the same time, and when those two objects are traveling at highway speeds, any impact can be devastating. This might be especially true in a car accident in which the vehicles were originally heading in opposite directions.
For example, at approximately 12:40 p.m. on the last Monday of July, Louisiana Highway 23 became the scene of a lethal crash involving two vehicles. Preliminary reports show that a northbound car veered into the oncoming lane of travel and crashed head-on into an SUV. When Louisiana State Police arrived at the scene, it was discovered that the driver of the northbound car and her 4-year-old child succumbed to fatal injuries at the scene.
The 38-year-old man driving the southbound SUV was moderately injured. Unfortunately, his 6-year-old son suffered severe injuries and remained hospitalized in critical condition at last report. As the survivors recover from their injuries, the investigation into the crash continues. It is not yet known what caused the driver of the car to suddenly move into the southbound lane.
Understanding why the car accident occurred may not be necessary in order to prevail in personal injury claims against the estate of the driver. It is only necessary to provide sufficient evidence that the driver was negligent in order for a Louisiana court to consider awarding damages to the victims. Successfully litigated claims could result in the receipt of restitution that could help reduce the financial impact of this tragedy on the survivors.
Source: fox8live.com, “Mom, child killed; another child critical after 2-car crash in Plaquemines Parish“, July 27, 2015