According to The Times-Picayune, a 16-year-old motorist died after sustaining serious injuries in a collision on his way to school. The Madisonville teen was allegedly on his way to Mandeville High School when the crash occurred.
The Shreveport Times reports on a tragic car accident that resulted in the death of a 4-year-old child late last month. According to Louisiana State Police, the young girl sustained critical injuries in the collision and died one week later at the hospital where she had been receiving treatment.
According to The Advocate, a state appellate court reduced a man’s vehicular homicide conviction to negligent homicide earlier this month. The 35-year-old man received the original conviction and corresponding eight-year prison sentence in 2014 for the role he played in a 2011 collision that resulted in five fatalities.
In some driver’s education courses, instructors emphasize that students need to “choose their accident.” This simply means that if a collision is inevitable but you have time to respond to a hazard ahead, you should choose the action that will result in the least amount of damage possible.
According to The Times-Picayune, a 49-year-old man from Slidell died in a fiery rear-end collision with an 18-wheeler truck after attempting to pass it. Louisiana State Police claim the accident happened at around 1 a.m. on a Wednesday earlier this month.
According to KLFY News, a tragic four-vehicle collision resulted in the death of two men late last month. Officers from Louisiana State Police Troop A reported to the scene on Interstate 10 eastbound at approximately 2 a.m.
According to Forbes, motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of fatal head injuries among teenagers between 15 and 19 years old. Individuals of any age who survive after sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can expect to face lifelong side effects because undergoing a full recovery is rare.
Halloween might be on a school night this year, but that will not stop families all over the country from donning their creative costumes and going door-to-door asking for candy. The fact that Halloween is on a Tuesday means there will probably be fewer drunk drivers on the roads when kids are actually trick or treating; however, pedestrian safety should still be a priority among parents everywhere.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the more serious kinds of injuries that you can sustain in a motor vehicle collision. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, TBIs are responsible for approximately 30 percent of all injury deaths.
The human spine is incredibly strong, but it ultimately evolved to handle a significant amount of latitudinal stress, which is what allows us to stand upright and walk on two legs. As a result, the spine cannot absorb the longitudinal force of a side impact without sustaining damage, which is why car accident victims almost always suffer from back pain following a collision.