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Charges upgraded to vehicular homicide in fatal crash

Louisiana residents who are themselves severely injured in motor vehicle accidents or who lose loved ones in senseless crashes understandably want to see justice served. The negligence of some drivers injures or kills far too many people in Louisiana and across the nation every year. In some situations, the quest for justice or compensation may not always be immediate but may well happen.

An example of this may be seen in a case involving a fatal crash that happened last December just two days before New Year's Eve. Reports indicate that a woman pulled out of a driveway into the path of a motorcycle along a stretch of Louisiana 21. Originally cited for failing to yield out of a private driveway, the woman has now been charged with vehicular manslaughter more than six months after the actual accident.

Upon coming into contact with the woman's car, the motorcyclist was thrown from his bike and after being taken to a hospital, he died from his injuries. Apparently it was results from some toxicology testing that allowed prosecutors to officially charge the woman with the man's death. She has been put in jail. It is not known what penalties she may face if she is convicted nor is it known if the man's family has initiated any civil proceedings in the matter.

After the tragic loss of a family member due to the carelessness of another person, Louisiana residents may want to discuss their compensation options with a lawyer.

Source: NOLA.com, "Woman jailed in Dec. 29 crash that killed motorcyclist on North Shore," Robert Rhoden, July 7, 2017

 

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