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January 2016 Archives

Could bicyclist have survived hit-and-run car accident?

This is often the biggest question in a car accident in which the only other person involved flees the scene. In some cases, there is a chance that if the driver had stopped to render aid, the victim could have survived. This question is at the center of a hit-and-run car accident that occurred here in Louisiana in which a bicyclist died.

3-car accident kills 1, injures 2 others

Shortly after 6:30 p.m. on a recent Friday, troopers with the Louisiana State Police were called to the scene of a crash on Interstate 55. When they arrived at the scene of the car accident, they discovered that three vehicles had been involved. The scene extended from the northbound lanes into the southbound lanes.

Not all truck accidents result in criminal charges

On Nov. 7, 2015, an 18-wheeler hauling sugar cane sideswiped another semi-truck and then slammed head-on into a car. Since that time, authorities have been investigating the crash and provided all of the evidence gathered to Louisiana prosecutors. As is the case in some truck accidents, it was determined that the truck driver in this crash committed no felonies despite the fact that a woman died. Instead, the driver was cited for driving left of center.

Police search for vehicle involved in deadly car accident

A motorist made a grisly discovery on a Louisiana expressway in the early morning hours of New Year's Day. Police in the Big Easy are searching for a vehicle that is believed to have struck and killed the deceased victim. Photos taken from video cameras in the area where the car accident took place were recently released of a four-door sedan that is dark in color.