New Iberia, LA (September 5, 2019) – Troopers from the Louisiana State Police were at the scene of a fatal crash on Tuesday, September 3. The wreck happened on LA-14 at Claude Viator Road in New Iberia, Louisiana. The accident took the life of an 84-year-old woman from New Iberia.
According to LSP, the deceased victim was Joyce Falgout, who was driving a 2005 Ford Escape at the time of the wreck. A collision occurred with a WB 2018 Audi Q5 SUV at an intersection entering LA-14 from Claude Viator Road.
Falgout was taken to a local hospital with critical injuries and was later pronounced dead. The driver of the Audi was also injured in the crash.
It is unknown if intoxication was a factor in the accident. Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the wreck.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Joyce Falgout at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim(s) and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Intersections are one of the most common locations of a car accident. In 2003, there were more than 2.3 million intersection accidents in the United States, resulting in nearly 7,770 fatalities. Sadly, many wrecks that take place at an intersection result in death for those involved.
A majority of these accidents are due to failure to yield on part of the driver. This mistake can be made for a variety of reasons, but it is a decision that can result in significant consequences. Victims of these accidents may be unsure of what to do next to protect themselves and their loved ones.
At Fisher Injury Lawyers, we have helped over 1,000 clients get a fresh start after a collision. We have recovered more than $125 million for our clients, and we can help you, too. Give us a call at (225) 766-1234 if you or a loved one has been injured in a crash caused by another driver.
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