Plaquemine, LA – Drunk Driver Arrested After Deadly Wreck On LA-77
Plaquemine, LA (August 10, 2019) – On the evening of Friday, August 9th, Louisiana State Police were at the scene of a wreck involving two vehicles on LA-77, also known as Bayou Jacob Road, west of LA-1 in Iberville Parish. The accident happened late into the evening sometime before 10:00 p.m. Reports from authorities confirm that a 39-year-old woman from Plaquemine was killed in the crash.
The deceased was identified as Julia Patterson. The accident involved a 2002 Chevy Silverado driven by 41-year-old Roger Brigalia. Brigalia and his passengers were traveling east on LA-77. Patterson was traveling west on the highway in a 2016 Nissan Altima. Brigalia crossed the centerline, causing the Silverado to strike the Altima head-on.
Patterson was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. It is believed that Brigalia was intoxicated at the time of the crash. He was taken into custody after being discharged from the hospital under numerous counts, including possession of illegal substances. The cause of the accident is under investigation by local officials.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Julia Patterson at this time.
Wrong-Way Car Accidents in Louisiana
Wrong-way collisions are a hazard to others on the road. Drivers traveling the wrong way on the road are involved in nearly 1.5% of all deadly crashes in the United States. Overall, head-on crashes account for 18% of all roadway fatalities.
Victims injured in these accidents may find themselves unsure what to do next. Being unable to work while facing mounting medical costs can be daunting and stressful. Luckily, victims may be eligible to regain lost compensation with the help of a trained Louisiana car wreck attorney.
The team of legal experts at Fisher Injury Lawyers have a proven track record helping the residents of Louisiana. We have recovered over $125 million for our clients after their accidents. Give us a call today at 225-766-1234 and put us to work on your case.
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