An engaged couple in Louisiana were just two days away from getting married. More than likely, they were involved in last minute preparations and were excited about spending the rest of their lives together. Sadly, it was not meant to be. A fatal accident in a parking lot stole that future from them.
Shortly after 12 p.m., the couple decided to go visit her mother. As they walked across a private parking lot, an SUV careened off the adjacent roadway into the parking lot. It slammed into the couple.
The man attempted to push her out of the way when he saw the out-of-control vehicle heading toward them, but he was hit before he could get her clear of the vehicle. Tragically, she became stuck underneath one of the SUV’s tires. Both victims were taken to an area hospital to be treated for the injuries they suffered in the accident.
The man’s injuries were considered moderate, but the woman’s injuries turned out to be fatal. She died at the hospital. The Louisiana State Police are attempting to determine whether impairment caused the 52-year-old driver to lose control of the vehicle.
The woman is survived by three children. Raising them will now fall to her family. They retain the right to file a wrongful death claim against the driver in connection with this tragic fatal accident. If a civil court determines that the victim’s death was caused by the negligence of the driver, damages may be awarded to the family. Any monetary restitution could be used to pay for the burial of their loved one and provide for the children left behind.