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February 2015 Archives

A Louisiana accident leads to victim's death

On the afternoon of Feb. 12, a collision between a 2001 Chevrolet Astro van and a 2013 Taoi moped resulted in the death of one of the drivers. The driver of the moped, who was not wearing a helmet at the time, was traveling east on La. 300, heading towards Deborah Drive in St. Bernard. The 2001 Chevrolet Astro van traveled north on Deborah Drive, approaching La. 300. State police reported that when the van turned right onto La. 300, the vehicles collided. The moped hit the rear of the van. The impact of the accident caused the 33-year-old male to be ejected from the moped. He sustained serious injuries. The moped driver was transported to Interim LSU Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Motorcyclist killed in highway accident

A 51-year-old motorcyclist was killed after he was involved in an accident with two passenger cars on Louisiana Highway 92 in Broussard. The fatal accident happened shortly before 11:20 a.m. and resulted in one of the car drivers being sent to jail. Toxicology results from the investigation are still pending, but police say they do not suspect intoxication was a factor.

The dangers of distracted driving

With the sharp rise in cellphone use among drivers in Louisiana and across the U.S. over the last decade, distracted driving has become a very important safety topic. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 421,000 people were injured in car accidents involving distracted drivers in 2012, and 3,328 people were killed.

Drunk driving crash statistics demonstrate problem's extent

Louisiana residents are seriously injured or killed in accidents caused by drunk drivers every year. The problem is of course not one just relegated to the state, but instead it is one with national reach. In 2012, 10,322 people were killed in accidents caused by intoxicated drivers across the country.