Everyone slips or trips on occasion. Fortunately, in most scenarios, the greatest damage incurred is embarrassment.
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.
Maintaining a motor vehicle is the perfect real-world application of the phrase “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Spending a few hundred dollars on your car every year may seem excessive—especially if it doesn’t necessarily add any major upgrades to the vehicle—but it could be far better than the alternative, which is accumulating hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages in a catastrophic collision.
According to KATC, a fiery collision on Christmas Eve resulted in two fatalities. The crash happened on LA 1065 shortly before 9 p.m.
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.
KATC reports on an oil rig accident in the Gulf of Mexico that killed one worker on the Petrobras 10,000 drillship. According to investigators, the incident occurred around 4:45 a.m. in an area of the Gulf known as Walker Ridge 469.
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.
Workers’ compensation insurance is designed to protect both employers and their employees in the event that someone is injured on the job. Each state has its own coverage requirements, and companies that do not abide by them can find themselves in serious financial trouble.
Millions of Americans sustain serious injuries in motor vehicle collisions annually. According to the National Safety Council, for example, an estimated 4.6 million people required medical attention following traffic accidents in 2016.
According to The Advocate, a 23-year-old woman who caused a fatal rear-end collision was allegedly texting, weaving in and out of traffic, and speeding just before the accident occurred. The motorist was driving a pickup truck on Interstate 12 eastbound when she crashed into the back of a passenger vehicle.