On Sept. 3, Lake Charles police were called to the scene of a collision near exit 6 on Interstate 210. Two cars were involved in the motor vehicle accident. Reports confirm that three people had to be taken to the hospital.
Both vehicles involved in this crash were heading the same direction on the interstate. The first vehicle slammed into the back of the other. The impact pushed the second vehicle further up the road and into a guard rail. Both the drivers and the passenger in the second vehicle were injured had to be taken to the hospital.
There were no specifics given regarding the injuries sustained by the two people. However, it was reported that the passenger died as a result of the injuries received in the crash. The driver the second vehicle is listed as being in serious condition. It is not known whether the driver of the first vehicle sustained any injuries.
The driver of the first vehicle told Lake Charles police that the vehicle he hit did not have working tail lights, so the vehicle couldn’t be seen until it was too late. As part of the investigation, police will need to verify this statement. In the meantime, the family of the deceased passenger may file a wrongful death claim against both drivers involved in this motor vehicle accident. Depending on what the official, or any private, investigation reveals, both drivers could be proved negligent and be held financially liable for the passenger’s death. If successful, the family may recover the costs and damages they have incurred since their loved one’s death, including but not limited to, medical expenses, funeral costs and pain and suffering.