One person killed and five injured on November 7, 2009 in a Natchitoches, Louisiana car wreck on Louisiana Highway 117. The driver of a 1997 Ford Crown Victoria lost control of his vehicle and left the roadway to the right, then overcorrected and traveled across the center line and crashed into a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. One passenger in the Ford Crown Victoria was not wearing his seat belt and was killed. Five others were injured. The driver of the Ford Crown Victoria was charged with four counts of vehicular negligent injury, DWI 4th offense, reckless operation, vehicular homicide, open container, and operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 36 people in the United States die every day in motor vehicle accidents involving an alcohol-impaired driver, and approximately 700 more people are injured. 32% of all traffic fatalities (13,470 people) in 2006 involved drunk drivers. Children were especially effected with nearly one-half of all auto accident deaths of children 14 or younger caused by drivers over the legal limit. Never drink and drive!
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, call the Baton Rouge, Louisiana car wreck lawyers at Dué, Guidry, Piedrahita & Andrews. Email Louisiana Injury Lawyers or call (800) 929-7481 to schedule a free consultation.