A head on collision has claimed the life of a Louisiana woman. The car wreck occurred in the first week of October on La. 18 in St. James Parish. Two men were also injured in the accident.
The woman was driving east on La. 18 when she encountered a Ford pickup truck heading westbound. For unknown reasons, the pickup truck veered into the eastbound lane, smacking head on into the woman’s Nissan. The woman suffered severe injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the pickup truck and his passenger both reportedly suffered moderate injuries and were taken to St. James Hospital.
The Louisiana State Police are still investigating the accident. Even though they do not believe that alcohol was a factor in the crash, routine toxicology samples were taken from both the driver of the pickup truck and the deceased woman. The toxicology samples have been sent to the State Police Crime Lab for analysis.
In the meantime, the family of the woman killed in this car wreck has to deal with the repercussions of her death. While they grieve for her loss, they also must deal with the fact that they are incurring expenses related to the accident and her untimely death. The family is entitled to file a wrongful death action against the party deemed to have negligently caused her death. Under our state laws, her family may seek monetary relief if they can prove her death resulted from the negligence of another party. It is not yet known if the family intends to seek this type of relief through our state court system.