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Louisiana 3-car accident leaves 1 dead, 2 injured

According to the Louisiana State Police Troop C, a man from Thibodaux was killed after the force of impact in a traffic collision caused his vehicle to become split into three pieces. The incident occurred on Jan. 3 just before 10 p.m. in Terrebonne Parish, and he was pronounced dead on the scene by the local coroner's office.

Authorities say the accident happened when the 34-year-old was heading south in his 2002 Honda Accord near Equity Boulevard. For unknown reasons, the vehicle rotated counter-clockwise and traveled over the center line, entering into oncoming traffic in the northbound lane. It struck a 2015 Honda Accord and the man who was fatally wounded was ejected from his vehicle. One of the pieces of his car then caused another accident when it hit a 1994 Chevrolet truck; the 49-year-old driver of that vehicle and the driver of the 2015 Accord suffered moderate injuries and were treated at Terrebonne General Medical Center.

Police are unsure if the man who died was wearing his seat belt whenever the collision happened. They are also unsure whether alcohol was a factor and are waiting for his toxicology test to be revealed. The investigation remains open. Since it is unclear why the individual suddenly lost control of his vehicle, authorities may use an accident recreation to determine what specific factors caused the incident.

Whenever a car accident such as this causes injury to another individual, it is possible that some form of negligence is possible. For example, perhaps the 2002 Honda Accord suddenly spun out due to a malfunction in auto parts or that the driver was preoccupied because he was texting and driving. It is also possible that hazardous road conditions due to construction work in the area or rainy weather forced the vehicle to suddenly rotate.

Source: KATC, "3 Vehicle Crash Claims the Life of a Thibodaux Man, " Jan. 4, 2015

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