According to a recent report, on Thursday, February 9, police were called to the scene of an accident involving two pedestrians. The driver allegedly crossed the center line on I-10 and struck the two men. When Calcasieu Parish officers arrived on I-10 Mobile Village Road in Iowa, Louisiana, they airlifted a 52-year-old man to Lafayette. He was subsequently treated and released. However, the other man, 21, was taken to a local area hospital where he subsequently died from his injuries.
Following the incident, toxicology tests were conducted and a warrant was issued for the driver of the vehicle. He was found at his home, arrested and booked at Calcasieu Correctional Center. He is facing multiple charges, including vehicular negligent injury, careless operation of a vehicle, no insurance, failure to register a vehicle and vehicular homicide.
Tragedy can strike anyone at any time. Pedestrians are especially vulnerable when involved in a car accident. Louisiana has laws in place to help protect victims of an accident from negligent drivers.
Victims of a car accident may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages and costs associated with medical treatment and rehabilitation. If a wrongful death is involved in the accident, the family may be entitled to all of the above, as well as lost future wages. If you have been a victim of a car accident, you may want to get more information about your legal rights to determine whether or not you could be eligible for compensation for your injuries.
Source: KPLC, “CPSO arrests man for vehicular homicide in February crash in IOWA,” By Jillian Corder, March 11, 2017