Ascension Parish, LA – Fatal Three-Vehicle Collision Involving 18-Wheeler Occurs Along LA-70
Ascension Parish, LA (July 5, 2019) – Local police recently confirmed that a fatal accident involving a car and an 18-wheeler semi-truck occurred on LA-70 near LA-3125 on the morning of Friday, July 5th.
Based on the initial report, a car had been heading eastbound down 70 when, for indeterminate reasons, the driver swerved across the centerline. Within seconds, the car slammed into an 18-wheeler that was heading west. As a result of the impact, the driver of a vehicle behind the semi-truck swerved and collided with a culvert.
Authorities have confirmed the driver who swerved onto westbound 70 died during the impact. No details about this person’s identity have been released to the public.
Police have not revealed if the drivers of the 18-wheeler and the second car sustained injuries.
As of now, emergency crews have kept LA-70 closed to local traffic.
We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased motorist.
Fatal Three-Vehicle Crash in Ascension Parish
Ultimately, semi-truck accidents are among some of the most violent and unpredictable crashes that can take place along the roadways of America. Although the numbers have been steadily declining since 2006, Louisiana still boasts a relatively high rate of truck-related accidents in contrast to other U.S. states, with a rate of 89 fatal truck accidents in 2016 alone.
If you have sustained injuries in a semi-truck accident caused by wrongdoing and negligence, you may be entitled to file a personal injury claim against the responsible party. In this case, it would be in your best interest to speak with a Louisiana attorney who is knowledgeable in personal injury claims and 18-wheeler accidents. For over 25 years, our team at Fisher Injury Lawyers have won a collected $125,000,000 for our clients and have won more than 98% of our cases over these two decades. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, contact us at 225-766-1234.
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