Sometimes, the Louisiana drivers who turn out to be responsible for an accident do not survive. Therefore, police might be unable to understand all of the factors that led to a particular car wreck. They rely on the statements of survivors, witnesses and the evidence gathered at the scene.
The Louisiana State Police recently responded to a call regarding an accident that occurred on Interstate 20 at approximately 7:20 p.m. on a Thursday night. When troopers arrived, they discovered that two vehicles had collided. It was determined that the SUV had been heading westbound when the driver, a 29-year-old woman, veered into the eastbound lane.
Her vehicle hit the side of an eastbound vehicle and then began to roll. The vehicles ended up in the median. Both the driver and passenger were thrown out of the SUV during the impact.
The driver perished at the scene. Her passenger survived with serious injuries and was taken to an area hospital for treatment. The 35-year-old driver of the other car was fortunate enough to only suffer minor injuries.
The current condition of the seriously injured passenger is not known. Recovering from serious injuries can take some time. During that time, the victim could incur significant medical expenses and lose income due to the inability to work, among other damages. A successful personal injury claim in which it is established that the victim’s injuries were caused by the negligence of another could result in an award of damages to help with the financial losses sustained in the aftermath of this car wreck.