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Gonzales, LA – Unrestrained Passenger Killed In Crash On LA-74

Gonzales, LA (September 2, 2019) – There was a deadly car crash near Gonzales, LA, on the evening of Sunday, September 1. The crash happened on LA-74 east of I-10 in Ascension Parish. The crash took the life of a 42-year-old resident of Prairieville, LA. 

The Louisiana State Police (LSP) has identified the deceased victim as Brandy Rowell, who was a passenger in one of the vehicles involved in the crash. Rowell was a passenger in a 2011 Honda Accord traveling eastbound on LA Hwy 74. The Honda was being driven by 34-year-old Jacob Mullins, also from Prairieville, LA.

At the same time, a 2004 Ford F-150 was traveling westbound on the roadway. For unknown reasons, Mullins failed to yield the right-of-way and made a left turn into the path of the Ford. This caused the Ford to strike the passenger side of the Honda. 

Rowell was unrestrained and sustained serious injuries upon impact. She was transported to a local hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries. Mullins was also seriously injured.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim Brandy Rowell at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery. 

Left-Hand Turn Accidents in Louisiana

Gonzales, LA - Unrestrained Passenger Killed In Crash On LA-7422 percent of all traffic accidents in the U.S. involve cars making a left. When making a left-hand turn, there is always risk involved because the driver is entering into the path of oncoming vehicles. Within an intersection, left-hand turns are involved in nearly 61 percent of all car crashes.

If a driver making a left-hand turn is not paying enough attention, they run the risk of being injured in a collision with an oncoming vehicle due to failure to yield. These accidents can create serious difficulties for their victims and their families, forcing them to take on expensive medical bills and other damages. In some cases, the injured victim is able to contact an experienced Louisiana car crash attorney in order to recover compensation from these accidents. 

The Louisiana personal injury lawyers at Fisher Injury Lawyers have helped thousands of families obtain lost compensation due to damages caused by a car accident. If you have lost a loved one due to a reckless driver, call us today at (225) 766-1234 to see how we can help. 

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