A deadly accident on a Louisiana highway has left a 55-year-old Opelousas man dead and a substantial number of other people injured. According to official reports, the crash happened at the intersection of U.S. Highway 190 and Interstate 49 at 9:30 p.m. on March 27.
The police indicate that a Mercury Tracer was being driven by a 47-year-old Opelousas woman on the Interstate 49 east frontage road when she appears to have driven across 190 and into the path of a westbound Chevrolet Silverado towing a Buick Park Avenue. The Chevrolet was being driven by an 18-year-old man and the Buick, which was being towed with a strap, had a 25-year-old female driver controlling it.
The resulting collision was fatal to a passenger in the Tracer, the 55-year-old man, and he was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by the authorities. The driver of the Tracer was also seriously hurt and had to be taken to the hospital, along with five passengers from the Silverado, the driver of the Buick and two passengers in the Buick. The driver of the Silverado was also injured, but he refused medical treatment at the time. Reports indicate that the woman driving the Tracer may have been intoxicated at the time of the crash. Although she has already been cited with failure to yield, further charges may be coming.
An intoxicated or otherwise negligent driver may present a serious hazard on the road, and they are legally liable for the damage that their irresponsibility causes. An attorney might be able to help any injured person obtain fair compensation for the harm that has been done to them.
Source: KLFY, "Friday night crash leaves one person dead and numerous others injured," KLFY Newsroom, March 28, 2015