A three-car accident on Louisiana Highway 107 resulted in the death of two women. The 67- and 68-year-old women were in the same vehicle, and they were both pronounced dead at the scene. A male passenger in the same vehicle reportedly suffered from moderate injuries in the crash.
The car accident took place around noon while the now-deceased driver was traveling near Pineville in a 1995 Nissan Sentra. When she prepared to turn left by slowing down her vehicle, a 57-year-old man driving a 2000 Ford F-250 behind her failed to reduce his speed and rear-ended the Sentra.
The initial collision caused the Sentra to cross the center line and enter the other lane of traffic. It was then struck by a 2000 Ford pickup truck driven by a 64-year-old woman. Following the fatal crash, the driver of the Ford F-250 did not report any injuries, and the driver of the Ford pickup suffered from harm believed to be minor. She was taken to Rapides Regional Trauma Center. Investigators are still looking into the factors that caused the collision, and criminal charges are pending the results of toxicology tests.
A wrongful death claim may be filed against the driver believed to be at fault in a fatal car accident regardless of whether or not they are criminally charged. If criminal charges are filed, however, evidence from the trial may help to strengthen a family's civil claim. A lawyer may be able to help a family who wishes to file a wrongful death claim by examining key pieces of evidence like police reports and developing a strategy based on the information.
Source: TheTownTalk, "2 women killed in wreck near Pineville", October 05, 2014