Bayou Vista, LA – Woman Dies After Semi-Truck Wreck On US-90
Bayou Vista, LA (July 12, 2019) – Local police recently conducted an investigation into a fatal crash involving a car and an 18-wheeler semi-truck. The accident happened along US Highway 90 near Delmar Rd in St. Mary Parish yesterday, Thursday, July 11th.
Based on the initial police report, 88-year-old Claudia Dugas, of Morgan City, was driving a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt as she entered the US-90 freeway.
At the same time, 54-year-old Oscar Gonzalez, of Houston, Texas, was driving a 1994 Kenworth semi-truck in the westbound lanes of US-90. Dugas exited a parking lot and was struck by the 18-wheeler. The massive truck plowed into the Chevy Cobalt, causing Dugas to sustain life-threatening injuries.
Authorities confirmed that Dugas was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the wreck. She was transported to Lafayette General Hospital for treatment immediately after the accident. Sadly, Dugas did not survive her injuries and passed away on July 12th.
Police have confirmed that Gonzalez was wearing his seatbelt and did not sustain injuries.
At this time, investigators do not believe that alcohol was a factor in this incident.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Claudia Dugas during this difficult time. Our thoughts are with them.
Fatal Semi-Truck Accidents in Louisiana
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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