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.
It’s impossible to predict when you might end up in a collision or stranded in your vehicle on the side of the road. Since anything can theoretically happen at any time, it is essential to keep a fully stocked emergency kit in your vehicle.
Most drivers assume that if a motorist hits them from behind, that motorist will be liable for any damages incurred. Although this is often the case, each auto accident is unique, and there are some exceptions to the presumption of guilt when determining fault in rear-end collisions.
According to WAFB, a two-vehicle crash claimed the life of a 67-year-old woman late last month. Louisiana State Police say that shortly after 2 p.m., troopers were called to investigate a collision that occurred on LA 449.
The American Automobile Association estimates that the average person spends about $9,641 annually for the privilege to drive. Unless you’ve got deep pockets, that’s probably a big chunk out of your yearly budget.
A Baton Rouge man was charged with drunk driving after he caused a chain-reaction crash on I-10 that injured a police officer. According to NOLA, Sgt. Staty Lewis was stopped on the shoulder to assist another driver whose vehicle had been involved in a hit and run.
Automotive safety technologies have advanced greatly over the last decade. With so many breakthroughs, it is easy to overlook the critical role that tires play in accident prevention. As the only points of contact your car has with the road, the performance of your tires can be the difference between causing a serious accident and reaching your destination unscathed.
According to National Public Radio, the average car on the road today is more than 10 years old. Automotive technology has improved a lot in the past decade, especially when it comes to safety features such as blind spot detection and collision mitigation, but this statistic highlights the fact that even if your vehicle has all the latest safety features, the other cars around you probably do not.
According to TeenDriverSource.org, motor-vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 2,270 teens between the ages 16 and 19 died in collisions in 2014.
The death of a child is always a grievous tragedy—especially when the loss could have been prevented. In the United States, motor-vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among children, and the vast majority of collisions stem from driver errors.