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May 2012 Archives

Contact with dog food leaves infant with salmonella

With the increase in the number of people buying in bulk, it is likely that many people in Lake Charles have purchased dog food from the bulk retail store. What many people may not realize, however, is that a popular dog food brand has been recalled because the allegedly dangerous product is causing salmonella. A new lawsuit has recently been filed alleging that the tainted dog food has claimed another victim -- a 2-month-old boy.

Driver attempting to escape police convicted of manslaughter

The people of Sulphur may remember the tragic death of a New Orleans teenager who was killed by a 23-year-old driver who was attempting to outrun police on Jan. 7, 2011. The 18-year-old woman had just graduated from high school and was with a few friends when the car she was in was hit by a Hyundai Sonata driven by the 23-year-old. Sadly, the car accident victim died of traumatic injuries.

Charges filed against woman who caused fatal Louisiana accident

A 51-year-old woman who Louisiana state police said was driving while impaired has been charged with reckless driving and vehicular homicide after police say she caused a car crash that killed a 42-year-old woman.

Highway fatality statistics may not tell us everything

The federal government has released a preliminary report in which the number of highway traffic fatalities for the last years is the lowest in recorded history. But what do those statistics leave out? Though this report focuses on fatal car accidents, Louisiana drivers know that motor vehicle accidents in which someone is severely injured are just as serious.

Recalled, defective pool slide causes death and severe injuries

Federal product safety officials have announced a recall of approximately 21,000 inflatable water slide toys after learning that the product led to the death of a 29-year-old mother who suffered a fractured neck using one of the products. Other severe reports of injury have been reported, all stemming from a design defect in the slide.

Judge sentences man to 3 years for fatal Louisiana car crash

Imagine getting a phone call in the middle of the night from the police saying that your son had been in an accident and it was important for you to get to the hospital to identify his body. Imagine finding out that your son had been riding in a car with his best friend, but that friend had been high on drugs, causing the fatal Louisiana car accident.

Louisiana seaman injures back after falling off ladder

A federal court in Louisiana is set to hear a seaman's lawsuit after he hurt himself in a maritime accident. The injured maritime worker has asked for his damages, including, but not limited to medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of earning capacity, and loss of enjoyment after he says he fell off a faulty ladder on his employer's boat.

Turn signal abuse leads to 2 million car accidents each year

Even if they still do it, nearly everyone in Louisiana knows that distracted driving is an increasingly common cause of crashes, serious injuries and death. While approximately 950,000 car accidents can be attributed to distracted driving, a new study by the Society of Automotive Engineers indicates that the people of Lake Charles have more to fear from people who do not properly use their turn signals.

Police say alcohol was a factor in Louisiana crash that injured 4

Everyone in Lake Charles knows that drunk driving is illegal and that an intoxicated driver can easily injure or kill other motorists or his or her own passengers. While it is not recommended to get into a car with a drunk driver, this does not excuse a driver when he or she injures passengers in a car crash. Someone driving under the influence of alcohol is just as responsible for an accident as someone who was careless or reckless.

Woman, son killed in car accidents hours apart

There are few events as tragic as losing a loved one in a car accident. People in Lake Charles who have lost a family member to an accident know the anguish of a family member dying too soon. But imagine if a family had two separate fatalities in a single day.

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