According to The Advocate, a man driving an SUV allegedly left the scene after striking another vehicle with his own. A deputy at the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office claims that when he arrived at the scene of the reported accident, he saw a dark SUV driving away on the wrong side of the road.
WAFB reports on a fatal head-on collision on LA 19 that occurred earlier this month near LA 955 in East Feliciana Parish. According to police, a 49-year-old man was heading north on LA 19 in a Nissan Maxima when his vehicle crossed over the centerline, directly into the path of an oncoming Mercury Mountaineer. A 36-year-old man was driving the Mercury.
A helmet is the most important piece of safety gear that a motorcycle rider can wear. In fact, helmets are so effective at reducing the severity of injuries sustained in serious collisions that riders are required by law to wear one.
Opioid addiction has become an epidemic in the United States. Unlike other drug problems that our country has faced in the past, the driving force behind opioid dependence is not the spread of criminal networks, but rather the misleading advertising campaigns funded by the pharmaceutical companies that are peddling these life-ruining drugs.
According to WAFB9, a police chase ended tragically at around 10:30 p.m. last Tuesday when the car that deputies were pursuing crashed into another vehicle. Authorities claim officers were chasing a 30-year-old man driving a 2016 Dodge Charger when the fatal collision occurred.
The website of Uber Technologies, Inc. describes the rideshare service as “the best way to get around” and stresses the importance of finding “a reliable ride to a safe destination.” You might think, then, that Uber goes to great lengths to ensure the safety of its passengers and will assume liability if one of its drivers causes an accident. But that’s not always the case.
WBRZ 2 reports on a tragic accident that recently occurred at a Baton Rouge car dealership. According to authorities, a motorist who was visiting the dealership struck a 2-year-old girl in the parking lot.
Pursuant to the Louisiana Civil Code, accident victims have one year from the date of the incident to file a claim against the party liable for their injuries. Considering how quickly the costs of recovering from serious injuries can add up, though, many plaintiffs aim to settle their claim as soon as possible so they can resolve their case quickly and recover compensation before the mounting medical bills threaten their financial security.
WBRZ2 reports on yet another motor vehicle collision on I-10 East, right before the exit for La. 415. This particular stretch of highway is notorious for its congestion—and for the devastating crashes that often result.
Up to six children die on student transportation vehicles every year. Although this statistic is tragic, it accounts for less than 1 percent of all traffic fatalities nationwide, making school buses the safest vehicle on the road, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.