An auto accident in Louisiana can happen for many reasons. Some of the most dangerous types of crashes are of the head-on variety. Regardless of the details of the crash, drivers are expected to stay at the scene and render aid to those who were also in the car crash. Unfortunately, some people do not adhere to this basic legal and human requirement and try to flee. Invariably, they are caught and will not only face the consequences of the accident, but also charges related to their attempt to escape. Those who were injured or lost a loved one in these car accidents must have a full investigation into the accident to assess the incident and consider seeking compensation in a legal filing.
A man has been arrested after a head-on crash killed two female teens in another vehicle and injured two males who were also in the car. The accident occurred in the evening as a 20-year-old man driving a 2013 Ford F-150 was going in the wrong direction on the road and crashed head-on with a 2012 Honda Civic. The two who died were ages 15 and 16. After the accident, the man driving the Ford took off on foot. He was caught and placed under arrest a short time later. Law enforcement does not believe that he was under the influence. He now faces charges of vehicular homicide, vehicular negligent injuring, being a reckless driver, hit-and-run, and driving on the wrong side of the road.
Head-on crashes are considered among the worst kinds of accidents for good reason. The driver who is confronted with a vehicle heading straight toward it has few options to try and avoid the accident. Depending on the speed and the circumstances, there can be catastrophic injuries and death. Those who were injured will often require extended medical treatment and deal with drastically changed lives. A death causes wide-ranging pain to the loved ones. The investigation is one of the key factors to determining how and why the accident happened. It is also crucial when seeking compensation in a lawsuit.
Two females died and two males were injured when a vehicle drove in their lane and hit their vehicle head-on. The driver of that vehicle fled and was later arrested. The investigation is continuing, but the families of those who were killed and injured must protect themselves by contacting a lawyer to discuss a lawsuit.
Source: wafb.com, “Kaplan man charged for crash that killed two teen girls in Vermilion Parish,” Nick Gremillion, Feb. 5, 2018