A pickup truck crossed the center line and collided head-on with Trace Adkins’ tour bus in Caddo Parish, Louisiana on February 13, 2010. The truck driver and his passenger were killed instantly. Five members of Trace Adkins’ band received minor injuries.
According to Baton Rouge, Louisiana truck injury lawyer, Scott Andrews, when a driver on the wrong side of the road collides with another vehicle which is in its correct lane of travel, there is a presumption that the driver on the wrong side of the road is at fault, and he is required to show that he committed no fault, however slight, that contributed to the accident. This is in line with the general duty that a motorist owes to the traveling public of remaining in his own lane of traffic. When he undertakes to enter the lane devoted to approaching traffic he must be held strictly accountable for all damages resulting therefrom unless he clearly exhibits that his conduct in no wise contributed to the accident. In order to be exonerated, he must establish his freedom from all fault by convincing proof. The trespassing motorist having caused the accident by leaving his own traffic lane, is presumed guilty of negligence and the onus rests on him to demonstrate that the accident resulted from such a state of unforeseeable circumstances beyond his control and to which he did not contribute, that he could not extricate himself, despite the efficient use of all protective measures at his command.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or suffered a wrongful death in a car wreck with a commercial vehicle, contact the Baton Rouge, Louisiana truck injury attorneys at Dué, Guidry, Piedrahita & Andrews. Email Louisiana injury lawyers or call (800) 929-7481 to schedule a free consultation.