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Truck accident kills 1, injures 18

On Behalf of | Nov 16, 2018 | Car Accidents

Any auto accident in Louisiana carries with it the risk that people will suffer severe injuries or death. There can be a reasonable debate as to which kinds of crashes are the most dangerous, but regardless of the actual incident, those who were injured and the family of a person who was killed will want answers as to the cause. This can be key to pursuing compensation in a legal filing.

While head-on crashes, highway accidents, and rear-end collisions can all be classified as exceedingly dangerous, one type of crash that will inevitably cause injuries and fatalities is if a large truck fails to stop and crashes into vehicles stopped in traffic. An 18-wheeler truck driven by a 56-year-old man failed to stop for traffic in front of him and caused an 11-vehicle crash. The accident happened at around 9 p.m. According to law enforcement, the crash occurred near the roadway exit. There was a chain-reaction accident in which 10 other vehicles were hit.

A 46-year-old woman died in the crash. There were injuries to 18 others. As they surveyed the scene, law enforcement concluded that the truck driver was responsible for the accident. He is not believed to have been under the influence at the time. He was arrested for negligent injuring and negligent homicide. The investigation is ongoing.

The mere sight of an 18-wheeler can spark fear and worry for those in conventional vehicles. Their size and the speed at which they travel can be intimidating enough even before there is an auto accident. When there is a crash, there can be injuries with a long hospital stay, lost time at work and other problems. With a fatality, the family left behind must consider how to move forward. Often, this will include thinking about a legal filing.

A trucker failed to slow down for traffic in front of him and it led to an 11-vehicle pileup in which there were numerous injuries and one fatality. The driver was subsequently arrested. As the investigation continues, the injured people and the family of the woman who died must remember their rights to be compensated and contact a law firm that handles a wide range of car accidents to consider their options to file a claim.


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