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August 31st, 2011
August 31, 2011
A single vehicle crash on a dark, country road late Monday night in Webster Parish, Louisiana, left the driver of the vehicle dead after being ejected. News coverage of the story by KSLA 12 stated the accident occurred on McIntyre Road in the minutes just before midnight.
The 37-year-old driver of a white, extended-cab pickup truck was driving down the barely lit country road when he came to a curve. Authorities believe the driver may have been speeding when he tried to maneuver through the turn and lost control of the truck. The pickup tipped, then skid across the asphalt until grinding to a halt in the middle of the roadway. The man driving was not wearing his seat belt at the time and was thrown out of the vehicle by the force of the collision. He was declared dead when paramedics and authorities arrived at the scene. Police are still investigating the cause of the accident.
According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) , not wearing a seat belt is one of the leading causes of fatalities in motor vehicle accidents.
If you have been hurt in a car crash, the Louisiana Auto Accident Attorneys with Dudley Debosier may be able to help you. Our experienced team of attorneys is available anytime to discuss your case. Just fill out an online consultation form, or go to our website and utilize our live chat option. Both are simple and easy, and will give you the answers to your questions.
August 24th, 2011
August 24, 2011
Everyone has seen the guy driving like getting to work is the Daytona 500 and thought how dangerous his driving is. Sometimes though, it’s not the vehicles that are weaving down the highway that you have to worry about. A vehicle that is traveling significantly slower than the speed limit or is stopped because of a crash or mechanical failure can present just as much of a hazard as the Richard Petty wanna-be.
WWLTV Eyewitness News told the story Monday of a Kenner, Louisiana, man who was killed in a crash after hitting a car that was parked on the side of the highway. The 56-year-old was cruising west along I-10 when he struck an abandoned vehicle on the right shoulder of the road. The collision caused the truck to spin several times, but came to rest in the left westbound lane.
As the truck and driver sat helpless like a roadblock in the lane, a Toyota sedan barreling toward the truck didn’t have time to react and smashed into the side of the pickup. While the driver of the Camry was treated for minor injuries, AirMed transported the driver of the pickup to several area hospitals for treatment. Doctors could not help him though, and he passed away at the LSU Public Hospital Trauma Center.
The Louisiana Car Accident Attorneys with Dudley Debosier say the best way to avoid these types of collisions is to avoid following too closely and always driving defensively.
August 17th, 2011
August 17, 2011
A suspected drunk driver was arrested early last Friday morning after colliding with two 18-wheelers. KSLA News 12 reported that the incident occurred around 4:00 AM along Highway 1, as the 25-year-old driver of a Ford F-250 pickup truck, who’d been drinking earlier in the day, headed northbound.
The drunken man began bouncing from shoulder to shoulder along the road and nearly made a fatal mistake when he weaved directly into the path of the first 18-wheeler. The pickup narrowly avoided a head-on collision with the southbound big rig, but over-corrected and struck the trailer instead, damaging it and causing the rear tires of the trailer to blow out.
The driver didn’t stop after the collision, continuing his booze cruise until he struck a second southbound semi-truck. The pickup side-swiped the big rig and ruptured it’s fuel tank, causing the valuable piece of equipment to burst into flames. The driver of the tractor-trailer narrowly escaped death by jumping from the cab of the truck before it was engulfed in flames. The two truck drivers were transported to Willis-Knighton Pierremont for treatment of moderate injuries; miraculously, the young driver of the pickup was not injured, but was arrested at the scene on charges of DWI.
If you have been injured in an auto accident caused by a drunk driver, the Louisiana DUI Accident Lawyers with Dudley DeBosier may be able to help you. Contact them to immediately to discuss the needs of your case.
August 10th, 2011
August 10, 2011
A Chatham man was arrested on his 4th DWI charge last Saturday afternoon after raising a beer and toasting another driver, then swerving off the road several times. According to a report in The News Star, the incident took place around 3:00 PM, when a citizen contacted authorities to report that a man had just raised a beer to her from behind the wheel of his vehicle, then swerved off the road several times, narrowly missing the support system of a railroad crossing’s safety arms.
Authorities caught up with the man in West Monroe, Louisiana, at a red light on the corner of Jonesborough and Thomas Roads. Arresting officers stated that the man looked intoxicated and failed a field sobriety test. The driver admitted to drinking behind the wheel but refused a blood alcohol test, forcing authorities to obtain a warrant for the sample.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than one-third of all traffic fatalities are alcohol-related, and the number of people killed by drunk drivers far outweighs the number of drunk drivers killed.
The Louisiana Car Accident Attorneys with Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers may be able to help you get the money you need if you’ve been injured in a car accident that was no fault of your own, especially if a drunk driver is to blame. Contact them for a free consultation of your case.
August 3rd, 2011
August 3, 2011
A Louisiana truck accident that occurred early Wednesday morning on I-55, near Ponchatoula, Louisiana, killed one truck driver and left another injured. WWLTV.com reports that the driver who died in the crash was a 53-year-old man from Westwego, Louisiana. According to Louisiana State Police, he had just reentered highway traffic following a brief stop and was traveling at a low rate of speed when his vehicle was struck from behind by another 18-wheeler. The impact caused the first truck’s trailer to shoot through the passenger cab and pin the driver to his seat. First responders declared him dead at the scene.
The other driver involved, a 59-year-old from Florence, Mississippi, suffered minor injuries. Both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of crash. The accident remains under investigations as authorities work to determine whether speed was a contributing factor.
Truck accidents often occur because the size and weight of these vehicles make it harder for drivers to stop in time to avoid collisions. These factors also contribute to the high fatality rates involved in tractor-trailer accidents.
The Louisiana Truck Accident Lawyers with Dudley DeBosier understand the danger of big truck accidents for motorists and have experience handling challenging insurance adjusters and red tape hassles. Contact them for a free consultation of your truck accident case.