A Louisiana woman who was reportedly involved in a two-vehicle accident that occurred Jan. 18 was charged with vehicular homicide and other associated charges. According to the Louisiana State Police, the accident took place at about 6 a.m. on LA 64, or Magnolia Beach Road, in Denham Springs.
It appears that the 43-year-old driver of a 2007 Harley-Davidson motorcycle was heading west on Magnolia Beach Road when the 30-year-old female driver of a 2013 Kia Optima collided with the motorcycle. Authorities stated that she crossed the center line, resulting in the crash, though they did not know why this occurred. The man was pronounced dead at the accident scene. The female driver was taken to a nearby hospital where she was treated for injuries that were considered to be minor.
Although the investigation was still underway, investigators believe that the woman may have been under the influence at the time of the crash. They stated that they would collect blood samples from both drivers. The authorities intended to take the woman into custody once she was released from the hospital.
When a loved one dies in a fatal motorcycle accident, he or she may leave behind loved ones and young children who rely on them. A personal injury attorney may walk family members through the process of filing a wrongful death claim while assisting with gathering any evidence that proves that the other driver was responsible for their loved one's death. Depending on the circumstances, family members may potentially seek compensation for a variety of damages including medical bills that were accrued during the attempt to save their loved one's life, the funeral costs and potentially even the loss of inheritance.