The victim of a two vehicle accident was pronounced dead at a hospital in Lake Charles on September 9. The 51-year-old woman from Starks was traveling south on Louisiana Highway 109 at around 11:22 am when a commercial delivery van suddenly entered her lane and crashed into her vehicle head on. Police suspect distracted driving as the cause of the accident.
The woman driving the commercial vehicle, a 23-year-old from Beaumont, Texas sustained no injuries. Somehow her vehicle ran off the road while taking a curve and swerved back onto the pavement. In the statement released by State Police, the 23-year-old “lost control of the vehicle as it traveled back onto the highway and began to rotate. The vehicle then struck a southbound 2001 Dodge pickup.”
How Are Authorities Fighting Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving has become a huge problem in most of the country, and cities and states are passing laws banning the use of mobile devices while driving. Here in Louisiana texting while driving is banned, and cellphone use is completely banned while driving through a school zone. In 2013, 3,154 people were killed in distracted driving accidents, and around 424,000 people were injured in such accidents. We need to spread the word and hold people responsible for these crashes.
At Galloway Jefcoat, we have over 20 years of experience representing over 1,000 victims of personal injury. Our experience can be a benefit to anyone hurt in an auto accident, which can help spread the word and keep other accidents from happening. Learn even more by following our Facebook and Twitter pages.
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