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A Louisiana accident kills 1, injures another

A fatal accident occurred when an SUV struck a man and killed a woman walking in a private parking lot in Marrero on March 7. Louisiana state police stated that an evaluation of pending toxicology results could provide further insight as to what caused the 52-year-old male driver of the SUV to leave Highway 45 near Bourgeois Lane and enter the parking lot where the couple had been.

According to reports, when the SUV left the highway, the male pedestrian noticed the vehicle beforehand and attempted to move the woman out of the path of the SUV. He was subsequently struck by the vehicle and sustained moderate injuries. He later stated that he then saw the female pedestrian lying on the ground beneath the tire of the SUV.

The man had to be transported from the scene to a nearby hospital for treatment. It was reported by authorities that the woman, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Fatal car accidents often have an emotional and financial impact on the victim’s surviving family. The unexpected expenses associated with burial and funeral arrangements can add to the burden that families may experience after abruptly losing a loved one. If a victim is survived by several children, as in this case, additional hardship may be sustained from the loss of a parental figure and source of financial and emotional support.

If an investigation after a fatal accident indicates negligence, a lawyer may be able to advise the family on initiating a wrongful death claim. The lawyer could then seek compensation on behalf of their client from the allegedly liable party to help recover some of the financial damage the family has faced.

Source: FOX 8, “Bride-to-be struck, killed by vehicle in parking lot,” March 10, 2015

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