Baton Rouge, LA (September 13, 2019) – A fatal crash occurred involving two vehicles in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Thursday, September 12. The accident happened on I-12 west of O’Neal Lane, also known as LA Highway 3245. The wreck took the life of Tommie Todd, 58, of Hammond, Louisiana and injured her passenger.
According to Louisiana State Police (LSP), the wreck occurred when Todd was on I-12 WB in a 2016 Ford Fusion while a 2007 Freightliner was stopped on the right shoulder. For unknown reasons, the Ford and Freightliner collided.
Todd sustained fatal injuries and died on impact. Her passenger sustained injuries causing her to be transported to the hospital for treatment.
LSP is investigating the cause of the wreck.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Tommie Todd at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Occupants of a vehicle that runs off the road can be seriously injured. In most cases, these accidents involve a single vehicle. 70% of all fatal single-vehicle wrecks involve a car that veered off the road.
In many cases, a brief lapse of judgment that results in attention being taken off the road can result in a car veering off the roadway. If the vehicle strikes another object, such as another car, a tree, or a light pole the occupants are likely to be seriously injured or killed. Unfortunately, a high percentage of these collisions result in death.
Having a trained Louisiana car crash attorney on your side makes all the difference in a personal injury lawsuit. Fisher Injury Lawyers has proven experience obtaining lost compensation for victims of a car wreck. Call us today at (225) 766-1234 to see how we can assist you.
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