Former chamber of commerce director and dean of a technical college in Opelousas, Louisiana was killed in an accident with a big rig on January 29, 2010. The truck accident occurred when an 18 wheeler exited I-49 onto U.S. 190 and drove past the stop sign and into the path of the car being operated by the former dean. The dean was taken to a hospital in Opelousas where he was pronounced dead.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), and the General Estimates System (GES), in 2006 there were 368,000 accidents involving large trucks. Of those, 77,000 accidents involved injuries and 4,321 accidents involved fatalities.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or suffered a wrongful death in a truck wreck with a big rig, contact the experienced Baton Rouge, Louisiana18 wheeler truck accident attorneys at Dué, Guidry, Piedrahita & Andrews. Email Louisiana injury lawyers or call (800) 929-7481 to schedule a FREE CONSULTATION.