Louisiana State Police Troop E investigated 2011’s forty-third fatal crash on August 8, 2011 in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. This crash occurred around 3:39 p.m. on Campti Bayou Road and claimed the life of a sixteen year old passenger of a Chevrolet truck that lost control at a high rate of speed, crossed the center line of the highway, overcorrected, and started spinning and then rolled over into the ditch. According to the LSP news release, the teenage driver will be charged with negligent homicide.
LSP further informs us that “traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for children over the age of four. While not all crashes are survivable, your best chance of surviving a serious crash is to properly wear a seat belt or to be correctly restrained in an age and size appropriate child seat.”
Baton Rouge, Louisiana car crash attorney, Scott Andrews, reminds all young drivers to be careful, stay alert, observe the posted speed limit, keep a look out, and always, always, always make sure all occupants are wearing a seat belt. Even a momentary inattentiveness can result in disastrous consequences and ruin the lives of all involved.
For free advice regarding your serious Louisiana car crash, contact Scott Andrews at the Louisiana personal injury and accident law firm of Dué, Guidry, Piedrahita & Andrews.