St Tammany Parish, LA – Passenger Injured In Rear-End Crash At I-10 & Oak Harbor Blvd
St Tammany Parish, LA (August 24, 2019) – A driver is facing charges after his passenger was injured in a collision in St. Tammany Parish. The accident happened Friday evening August 23, on Interstate 10 near Oak Harbor Boulevard around 8:45 p.m. The driver, 33-year-old Lee Johnson, was reportedly under the influence at the time of the collision.
Johnson’s car, a 2009 Infiniti M35, broke down in the center of the interstate when it was hit by a tractor-trailer. The backseat passenger of the Infiniti was seriously injured in the impact and was taken to University Medical Center. Johnson and the front passenger also sustained injuries.
Johnson was arrested under various charges, including DWI, after the accident. The car had a known history if issues prior to the accident.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
DUI Collisions in Baton Rouge
Louisiana is renown for having a high rate of car wrecks involving drunk drivers. Shockingly, 32 percent of all deaths caused by drunk driving accidents in the U.S. take place in Louisiana. Drivers who are intoxicated are not able to make reasonable judgments while driving a car and are more likely to harm someone else on the road.
These injuries can be very severe. Drunk driving is completely preventable, and when an intoxicated driver gets on the road, they are acting negligently. In some cases, victims may be eligible to obtain lost compensation by contacting an experienced Louisiana car wreck attorney following a wreck.
At Fisher Injury Lawyers, we proudly serve our clients and help them recover settlements worthy of their damages. We believe in holding negligent drivers accountable for their actions. Give us a call at (225) 766-1234 if you or a loved one has been harmed by an intoxicated driver.
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