The Baton Rouge Police Department is asking the public for its help in locating a vehicle believed to be responsible for the death of a bicycle rider. The vehicle involved in the car accident was last seen in the 6900 block of Airline Highway. Reports indicate that the car is a green or blue older model Pontiac with large wheels.
High-speed police chases can quickly become dangerous for not only the suspect and police involved, but for any Louisiana residents who happen to be on the roadways at the time. It is the responsibility of law enforcement officials to safeguard the public during these pursuits. When they fail to do so, a car accident is often the result.
A small town here in Louisiana is mourning the loss of its mayor, who died unexpectedly. He was involved in a two-car accident recently in which he suffered fatal injuries. Four other people were injured in the same crash.
Winter weather brings treacherous driving conditions in its wake. Cities, counties and the state of Louisiana are responsible for ensuring that the public roadways are safe for travel. A woman who was recently involved in a car accident during inclement weather says that the roadway she was traveling was not properly cleared, which led to her injuries.
Losing a loved one in an accident often leaves families with unanswered questions. Many Louisiana families look to the official investigation to understand what caused the wreck. Most likely, two families here in the state are awaiting the final report regarding a recent single-car accident in which the lives of two men, ages 27 and 29,were lost.
It seems as though many of the crashes that occur in the state are due to one vehicle crossing over the center line and hitting an oncoming vehicle. These collisions often result in the occupants of the vehicles suffering serious or deadly injuries. The authorities say this was the result in one car accident that recently occurred on Louisiana 2.
In Jan. 2012, a vehicle driven by a man under the influence struck two bicycle riders in Louisiana. A jury convicted the driver of homicide by vehicle and vehicular negligent injuring in the first degree last October. In advance of his sentencing on March 18 in connection with the alcohol-related car accident, the judge allowed the surviving cyclist to testify early because he now lives out-of-state and will not be able to appear at the sentencing hearing.
A driver and his passenger were heading east on a portion of Louisiana Highway 182 in the southern part of the state. The passenger called to the driver to make a sudden left turn. The driver's admitted failure to see the two motorcycles coming from the opposite direction led to the resulting car accident.
Younger Louisiana drivers will often take risks behind the wheel of a car that older, more experienced drivers would find foolhardy. A young person's sense of immortality will sometimes preclude them from understanding the potential consequences of their actions on the roadways. Someone who does not have a significant amount of experience driving may not realize just how little control he or she has -- or how easily a car accident can occur -- the faster he or she drives.
Alcohol is not the only substance that can impair a driver's abilities behind the wheel. It is also hazardous for a driver to drive while taking prescription drugs or illegal narcotics. The Louisiana State Police believe a 19-year-old man was under the influence of drugs at the time of a recent car accident involving his vehicle and another vehicle occupied by three sisters.