Every morning and afternoon, there are many buses on Louisiana roads taking young children back and forth to school. Drivers are responsible for knowing how to drive safely around these vehicles, including stopping when the lights are on and the stop signs are out. However, distracted driving has led to an increase in unsafe driving around buses, increasing the chance of car accidents.
State authorities are in the process of investigating a fatal car accident that claimed the life of a 41-year-old woman. The woman appears to have been a passenger in a vehicle involved in a single-car crash. As with all car accidents of this type, Louisiana State Police will continue to investigate until a cause for the accident is discovered.
Two men tragically lost their lives on Christmas Eve after a two-vehicle accident in Metairie, according to authorities. Louisiana State Police responded to the crash, which claimed the lives of a 32-year-old man and a 28-year-old man. Charges have not been filed at this time, but as with many car accidents on state highways, this case is still under investigation.
A man from Mandeville lost his life on the morning of Jan. 8 after being pinned between two vehicles. The tragedy was actually the result of two separate car accidents, both of which were investigated by Louisiana authorities. So far, police have not filed charges against the driver involved in the fatal crash, but their investigation is ongoing at this time.
A three-vehicle crash in Ouachita Parish has resulted in one fatality, according to state police. Louisiana authorities have confirmed the death of a 69-year-old man, who was killed in the morning crash. Car accidents of this type can be caused by a variety of factors, and police have not ruled anything out at this time, though they have mentioned they do not believe intoxication was a factor.
A Basile resident was killed on New Year's Day in Evangeline Parish, according to state police. Louisiana State Troopers responded around 10 p.m. the evening of Jan. 1 to investigate a two-vehicle crash involving a car and a moped. Car accidents of any type can require considerable investigation, and while impairment is not considered a potential cause in this crash, the investigation remains underway as of this report.
A two-car accident has claimed the life of one man and hospitalized two more, according to local sources. Louisiana State Police have confirmed the tragedy happened on Interstate 10 on the morning of Dec. 21. As with many car accidents, this crash is still under investigation, and blood samples have been collected from all drivers to determine whether intoxication was a factor in the accident.
One man is dead and another is injured following an accident on Highway 61, according to law enforcement. Louisiana State Police have confirmed the death of a 31-year-old man in the two-car crash. As with many car accidents, this one is still under investigation by authorities.
A man who suffered injuries in a late November crash has died, according to reports from Lake Charles. Louisiana officials have charged the driver involved in the single-car accident with improper passing, but so far no more serious charges have been filed against her. As with many car accidents resulting in a fatality, this incident is still under investigation, and police have not ruled out further charges against the driver.
A two-vehicle crash has resulted in two fatalities, according to police in Baton Rouge. Louisiana authorities responded to the fatal accident, which closed an intersection for several hours to facilitate the investigation. As with many car accidents, charges may be forthcoming, depending upon the results of this investigation.