A traumatic fatal car accident in Lake Charles, Louisiana, or anywhere, can be horrific for families who suffer the loss of a loved one. Car accidents claim hundreds of lives and injure many people every year. Therefore, authorities responsible for regulating traffic rules try their best to keep roads accident-free. However, despite these best efforts, a bit of inattention by a negligent driver can lead to the loss of precious lives.

A recent fatal accident on a Louisiana highway claimed the lives of two women, aged 67 and 68 years, and injured two others after a driver, who was driving behind the two women’s vehicle, failed to stop his car and eventually hit the women’s car. Police said that a person driving a pick-up truck failed to apply brakes after noticing the sedan ahead was slowing down in order to make a left turn. The truck collided with the rear of the car, which then crossed the centerline and collided with a third car, another pickup truck traveling in the opposite direction.

Per Louisiana police, the deceased female car driver was wearing a seatbelt while it was still not clear whether the other female occupant was wearing hers. The two injured victims in this three-vehicle accident were wearing seatbelts and were taken to a local trauma medical center for treatment.

Officers said that routine toxicology tests and charges in this case were pending, and authorities are still investigating the crash, taking all possible contributing factors into consideration.

In these kinds of motor vehicle accidents, an experienced attorney can prove helpful in providing guidance to the victims’ families in order to make a claim for compensation. He or she may also be able to help ensure that the negligent driver responsible for loss of lives is punished to fullest extent of the civil law.

Source: The Town Talk, “2 women killed in wreck near Pineville,” Oct. 5, 2014