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Louisiana man killed in head-on collision

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Wrongful Death on September 29, 2016

A 22-year-old Louisiana man was killed and two others were injured in a head-on collision in Ponchatoula on Sept. 19. The accident occurred just before 5 a.m. According to authorities, a 20-year-old man was driving a 2015 Toyota Scion west on Traino lane when he lost control of the car on a curve and crossed…

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School bus driver killed in pedestrian accident

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Wrongful Death on September 21, 2016

On Sept. 19, a Louisiana school bus driver was killed while walking to her bus to start her morning route. The 58-year-old woman was walking across the street near her home in Caddo Parish when she was struck by a Toyota Tercel that was traveling northbound on Mansfield Road. Following the accident, the woman was…

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Growing use of safety technology in all vehicles

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on September 12, 2016

Louisiana motorists will be able to take advantage of more vehicle safety technology in the future. Experts say that the new features will lead to greater safety for older drivers in particular. The already-available dashboard cameras that show what is behind a vehicle will be mandatory starting in 2018 while automated emergency brakes will become…

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Unlicensed, undocumented immigrant driving a bus kills two people

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on September 06, 2016

In late August, an unlicensed bus driver caused a car collision that resulted in numerous serious injuries, some of which were fatal. Dozens of passengers on the bus were injured while on their way to help clean up the flood damage in Louisiana. Two other people in the vicinity were killed and others were injured….

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New rule may limit speed of large trucks

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on September 01, 2016

Drivers in Louisiana may be interested to learn that the government may soon impose limits on how fast large vehicles can travel. The new rule, which is being suggested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, would impact trucks and buses of more than 26,000 pounds. These vehicles would be required to have a device…

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