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November 2014 Archives

Woman killed after 3-vehicle crash

Louisiana State Police reported to the scene of a fatal accident in Red River Parish on Nov. 18. The three-car accident resulted in the death of one driver. Toxicology samples were reportedly taken from all of the drivers involved, but the results of tests were not immediately available.

Truck accident causes 10th bridge fatality

A safety truck driver, 57, was killed on a Louisiana causeway when a garbage truck hit his vehicle on Nov. 3, causing it to fall into Lake Pontchartrain. According to authorities, this represents the 10th fatality on that part of the bridge where barriers are low. Recent attempts to raise the height of the barriers have not been funded as of this time.

Large truck accident statistics

Louisiana residents may be unaware of facts relating to large truck accident statistics. In the United States, 333,000 large trucks, which are vehicles that have a gross weight of over 10,000 pounds, were involved in an accident in 2012. Of the those accidents, 3,921 people were killed and 104,000 people were injured.