Fatal Car Accident In Louisiana Yesterday
Authorities Are Investigating a Fatal Car Accident in Louisiana Yesterday
Authorities are investigating a fatal car accident in Louisiana yesterday. The accident occurred at 11:55 p.m. in Tangipahoa Parish. According to authorities, the driver of a 2013 GMC Yukon caught fire after he hit a tree. He was restrained, but was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is continuing, and the cause of the crash remains unknown.
Police claim that the driver, aged 17, was trying to pass a truck going north. He did not get out far enough in front of the other vehicle and failed to merge back into his lane. Because of this, his truck hit the left side of the second truck. The second truck veered off the road, hitting a light pole. The passenger in the left-lane vehicle was thrown from her vehicle.
The driver of the GMC was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, but the passenger was. Christensen sustained fatal injuries. The driver of the other vehicle, a Ford Explorer, was wearing a seat belt. The other four passengers were not wearing seat belts and were treated at a local hospital. Both drivers were subject to toxicology tests and the crash remains under investigation.
The family of the deceased victim is entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit. The claim seeks to compensate the family for their economic losses as a consequence of the accident. Proving negligence in a civil lawsuit does not require the same high level of proof as in a criminal proceeding. To prove negligence or monetary damages, a preponderance is required.
Many auto accidents are caused by alcohol. Many drivers are distracted while driving or under the influence of alcohol or drugs, increasing their chances of getting into an accident. Young drivers are also more likely to drive while drunk or distracted, which is why they are the most frequently killed in Louisiana.