There is probably not a portion of Interstate 10 here in Louisiana that has not seen at least one accident. This includes the area near the exit for U.S. Highway 11, also known as the Irish Bayou. An auto accident took place there recently that sent three people to the hospital and killed another.
So far, local police have determined that two vehicles were traveling one behind the other in the eastbound lanes of the roadway. For some reason that police have yet to ascertain, the second car ran into the back of the first car. Three people occupied the second vehicle. The first car was only occupied by the driver.
All four of the people involved suffered injuries that necessitated being transported to the hospital. Upon arrival, the 21-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man — who were the passengers in the second vehicle — suffered critical injuries. Sadly, the woman did not survive her injuries. No further information regarding the condition of the critically injured man or the two drivers was available at the time of this writing.
The New Orleans Police Department is conducting the investigation into this crash. Anyone with any information that would be helpful to police is encouraged to contact the fatality investigator working the case. It is not yet known whether any charges are being contemplated.
Regardless, the family of the deceased woman, the severely injured passenger and the other driver retain the right to file a wrongful death or personal injury claim, as applicable. Proving negligence could lead to a Louisiana court to enter an order for damages. Any monetary restitution received could help with the unexpected expenses and other damages incurred in the aftermath of this auto accident.