According to WWLTV, a rear-end collision that occurred on LA 3235 in Lafourche Parish earlier this month resulted in one fatality. Louisiana State Police determined the two-vehicle crash happened just after 5:30 a.m. near Peterson Lane.
A 35-year-old man was traveling south at an allegedly high rate of speed when he approached an SUV and failed to decelerate in time for unknown reasons. He rear-ended the SUV, and the force of the impact sent his vehicle careening off the road. It overturned several times before coming to rest.
Police claim the man was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident, and he was ejected from the car as it flipped. The Lafourche Paris Coroner’s Office pronounced him dead at the scene.
The other driver involved was wearing a seat belt when the incident occurred and did not sustain injuries. Police have not yet determined if the man who died was impaired at the time of the crash.
The results of a toxicology report are pending. The driver of the SUV submitted to a breath test, and the results were negative. The accident remains under investigation.
If you sustained injuries or lost a family member in a truck crash, you may be entitled to compensation for lost income, medical bills, and other damages. A Monroe accident attorney from Campbell, House, & Cummins can evaluate your case to determine if you have grounds for a claim. Call 318-855-0285 to schedule a consultation.
How to Avoid Rear-End Collisions
Most car accidents seemingly come out of nowhere, but rear-end collisions can be especially startling for motorists who have come to a complete stop and are waiting patiently at an intersection for their turn to proceed. Although there is no foolproof way to avoid rear-end collisions short of avoiding driving entirely, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of falling victim to one when behind the wheel. These include:
- Checking your mirrors when decelerating to ensure the traffic behind you is slowing, too;
- Staying focused on the road ahead and leaving yourself an “escape route” whenever possible;
- Leaving plenty of stopping distance between your car and the one ahead so you can decelerate gradually when traffic slows;
- Approaching stop lights that are yellow or red in a slow and controlled manner;
- Maintaining working brake lights; and
- Letting tailgaters pass you.
Even though rear-end collisions may not be as likely to cause fatalities as head-on or T-bone collisions, they often result in catastrophic injuries, which can lead to life-threating complications and lasting repercussions. If you were hurt in a rear-end collision with a drunk, distracted, or drowsy driver, contact Campbell, House, & Cummins.
Wade L. House is a car accident lawyer in Monroe who will compassionately represent your interests. Mr. House will gather evidence, interview witnesses, and help you fight for the highest possible payout.
Call 318-855-0285 to schedule a case evaluation. If you want to learn more about car accident claims in Louisiana, visit usattorneys.com/car-accident/louisiana.