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Criminal charges filed in Louisiana following motorcycle crash

The dangers of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol are well publicized. Unfortunately, drivers who are intoxicated do not just put their own lives at risk but also the lives of others they may encounter. Unfortunately, a recent motorcycle crash in Louisiana has left one man facing criminal charges while a family plans the funeral of another man.

The incident reportedly happened one afternoon on a day in May. According to reports, police were called to the scene of an accident involving a sports utility vehicle and a motorcycle. The SUV, said to have been driven by a 27-year-old man, reportedly ran off the left side of the road before the driver overcorrected and went into oncoming traffic lanes. Unfortunately, the SUV reportedly struck a motorcycle with a driver and passenger.

Criminal charges filed following Louisiana motor vehicle accident

Those who use Louisiana roadways have a certain responsibility to those with whom they may come into contact. Responsibilities include declining to consume alcoholic beverages in amounts over the legal limit before getting behind the wheel of a vehicle. While choosing to drink and drive could result in legal repercussions, it can also result in a motor vehicle accident that may impact many others for the rest of their lives.

For example, an accident that occurred in early April has recently resulted in the loss of a life. According to reports, a 24-year-old woman was westbound on a Louisiana roadway at approximately 4 a.m. Unfortunately, police say that a 28-year-old woman was headed east in the wrong lanes. As a result, the two cars collided head-on.

Teenager killed in Louisiana car accident

Safe drivers observe the speed limit and traffic signals; they take every measure to ensure their own safety as well as the safety of those around them. Unfortunately, even the safest of drivers are unable to avoid the actions of those who fail to take the same precautionary measures. For example, police in Louisiana say that a teenager recently lost her life in a car accident caused by a driver who failed to stop at an intersection.

The incident happened one morning in early April. According to reports, the victim was traveling in a southbound pickup truck driven by a 21-year-old woman. The vehicle was reportedly struck on its passenger side by an eastbound sports utility vehicle driven by a 47-year-old woman. Police say that the SUV driver failed to stop at a flashing red light at the intersection, causing a collision.

2 killed in Louisiana motor vehicle accident

A car accident can happen in the blink of an eye. Even a person who is driving defensively and ready to respond to a threat from another driver is often unable to avoid an accident. Unfortunately, two people recently lost their lives in a motor vehicle accident that occurred in Louisiana.

The accident happened one afternoon in late March. According to police reports, a 19-year-old male was driving a pickup truck north when he allegedly lost control and veered into oncoming traffic. While he attempted to maneuver back to his lane by steering to the right, the driver of a southbound pickup truck tried to avoid a collision by steering left. Unfortunately, the two trucks collided head-on.

Fatal Louisiana dump truck collision leads to arrest

Few people ponder the importance of traffic lights. However, they play an important role in maintaining the flow of traffic and preventing car accidents. Failing to obey them can lead to a collision with serious consequences. Unfortunately, a recent crash in Louisiana has led to one woman's death and a man's arrest.

The incident happened one morning in March. According to police officers, a 59-year-old man driving a dump truck failed to stop at a traffic light. As a result, the dump truck is said to have struck a vehicle driven by a 60-year-old woman as the driver attempted a left turn with a green light. The force of the crash pushed the two vehicles into other traffic waiting at the light.

Drunk driving suspected in Louisiana car accident injuring 32

Mardi Gras in an exciting time in Louisiana. It can draw both residents and tourists to events that happen during the days leading up to the holiday. Unfortunately, a man is accused of causing a car accident that injured 32 people who were watching a parade associated with the holiday.

The incident happened at approximately 6:30 one evening. According to reports, the driver of a pickup truck revved the vehicle's engine, causing it to speed forward. Then, the truck reportedly struck two cars before changing direction and plowing into a group of parade watchers.

Louisiana police investigate fatal car accident; charges pending

A crash can happen at any moment. Because of the potential harm that a car accident can cause, it is necessary for all drivers to remain vigilant at all times. The failure to do so can have fatal consequences. Unfortunately, a Louisiana man recently lost his life in a crash that remains under investigation.

According to police, the accident happened at approximately 8 a.m. on a day in February. Police claim that a car driven by a 24-year-old exited the roadway and struck an embankment before overturning. A 27-year-old passenger in the car was ejected.

Police investigate fatal Louisiana car accident

The vast majority of drivers in Louisiana are vigilant. They go to great lengths to follow traffic laws and ignore distractions such as cell phones while driving. Unfortunately, even one negligent driver can cause a car accident that can have serious ramifications for others. Police are currently investigating an accident that caused a fatality.

The incident happened on a Louisiana interstate. According to police reports, two cars were traveling side-by-side in the northbound lanes. As the two vehicles neared an exited, the driver of the car in the left lane allegedly attempted to change lanes.

Louisiana motor vehicle accident results in fatality

Most drivers are aware that a single moment of inattention can result in a serious accident. Unfortunately, drivers continue to take risks as they utilize Louisiana roadways, often causing a serious motor vehicle accident. A recent crash demonstrates the potential harm that a crash can cause.

According to police, the accident happened on an afternoon on a day in mid-January. A 41-year-old man allegedly lost control of the sports utility vehicle he was driving. As a result, the vehicle exited the roadway before striking several trees.

Toddler killed in Louisiana motor vehicle accident

In December, there is often additional traffic on the road. Some people decide to travel long distances to visit family members while others have more social activities near their homes to attend. Unfortunately, a motor vehicle accident can happen, leaving families grieving as a result of their unexpected loss. One family in Louisiana is facing that loss after a fatal accident, believed to have been caused by a driver under the influence of alcohol, took the life of a toddler.

The incident happened just after 10 p.m. one night in late December. According to reports, a sports utility vehicle struck a van in the rear. The force of the impact pushed the van off the road, causing it to overturn.

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