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Car strikes Louisiana fishing group, kills two children

Many residents of Louisiana enjoy activities related to water. While some like adventure sports like jetskiing or waterskiing, others prefer fishing. Due to its relaxing nature, relative safety, and the thrill of the catch, many parents encourage their children to fish. To ensure safety of children, parents prefer they are accompanied by an adult. But even when every precaution is taken, sometimes tragedies still occur.

The town of Prairieville is in mourning after two children were killed and three other people injured during a fishing trip when a car left the road and rolled down an embankment, striking the fishing group. The father required surgery on his leg, but is expected to recover. He and his friend, also involved in the accident, remain in the hospital.

A police trooper said that the popular fishing spot is located between two curves in the road.

Louisiana State Police stated that impairment was not a factor in the accident, and no charges were filed against the driver. The investigation is ongoing in the accident and may take weeks until the reason for the vehicle leaving the roadway is ascertained. The thought that inattentive drivers cause avoidable car accidents can be painful to an accident victim's family.

A person who is injured or has lost a loved one in an accident can claim damages for the losses caused to them by someone else's negligence. This may ensure that the negligent driver is held accountable for the loss. Though the loss of a loved one can never be fully compensated, holding the wrongdoer responsible may provide some relief.

Source: NOLA.com, "Brother and sister killed in Prairieville accident loved fishing, family," Emily Lane, June 26, 2014

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