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Car crash claims life of Louisiana woman in parking lot

Louisiana troopers reported that a 24-year-old Marrero woman was killed while she was walking across a parking lot with her husband on March 7. The accident reportedly occurred around 12:00 p.m. on LA 45 close to Bourgeois Lane.

Troopers indicated they believe a 52-year-old Marrero woman who was driving a 2008 Chevy Trailblazer lost control of her vehicle, leaving the roadway and striking a sign before crashing through the parking lot. The 24-year-old woman and her 24-year-old husband were struck by the 52-year-old woman's SUV.

Responding emergency personnel transported both victims to the Interim LSU Hospital Level 1 Trauma Center for treatment of their injuries. The 24-year-old woman was pronounced dead after arrival while her husband remained in treatment for moderate injuries. Troopers indicated they were unsure what caused the woman to lose control of her vehicle. They have reportedly submitted samples for toxicology tests and are waiting on the results. Criminal charges may be pending.

When a person is unexpectedly killed in a car accident, his or her loved ones are often left struggling with overwhelming grief as well as significant losses and expenses. By filing a personal injury civil lawsuit against the negligent driver who caused the accident, the family may be able to recover damages to compensate them for their suffered losses. Damages may include compensation for funeral and burial expenses, the pain and suffering experienced, medical expenses, property losses, lost current and future income, and loss of companionship. Families of people who are killed in such a manner may thus want to meet with a personal injury attorney. An attorney may help by filing the civil complaint and then litigating on behalf of his or her clients to maximize recovery.

Source: KATC, "Marrero woman killed while walking in a parking lot," March 8, 2015

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