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2 injured in car crash in Louisiana

A car crash in rural Louisiana has left two people injured and a highway shut down for some time as the authorities worked to clear the scene of the accident. The wreck took place in Ventress at approximately 11 a.m. on Jan. 8.

The police report indicates that the trouble occurred on LA 415 when a 34-year-old woman from New Roads appears to have veered off the highway for reasons unknown. The police believe that she then overcorrected to get back on the road and traveled into the path of oncoming traffic, crashing head-on into a southbound vehicle with an 18-year-old male resident of Ventress behind the wheel.

Both drivers had to be taken to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital for medical treatment. The young man's injuries were described as moderate, whereas the woman was said to have suffered serious wounds. She was said to have been wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash. Investigators were unable to state why the woman may have lost control of her vehicle.

Injuries from a car accident may be deemed worthy of compensation from the party responsible for the wreck. The injured individual may choose to consult with a lawyer about avenues for obtaining redress. For example, they may choose to file a civil suit against the liable parties seeking a monetary award for their personal injury. The defendant may choose to settle the suit and pay a sum to them directly, or they may choose to go before the court and plead their case. The lawyer might be able to help by guiding the plaintiff through either course, assisting with negotiations in the case of a settlement or representing them at trial in case of adjudication.

Source: The Acadiana Advocate, "Two injured in Pointe Coupee crash", Jan. 9, 2015

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