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Teen dead after Louisiana 2-vehicle accident

A two-vehicle accident near Jackson left one person injured and another dead. That accident took place on LA 964 around 6:45 a.m. on Jan. 15. All lanes were closed for a few hours after the accident.

According to the Louisiana State Police, a 47-year-old man was traveling north on LA 964 in a 2004 Chevrolet truck when the man's vehicle collided with the driver's side of a 2001 Chevrolet Impala driven by an 18-year-old man. The Impala had crossed into the northbound lane after it had begun sliding sideways in a curve. The teen was thrown from the Impala due to not being properly buckled.

The 47-year-old was taken with minor injuries to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center for treatment. Toxicology reports are pending though alcohol and drugs are not suspected of playing a part in the crash.

People injured in car accidents might receive compensation for expenses associated with the wreck. These expenses may include hospital bills as well as repair and replacement of property that was damaged in the car crash. A lawyer could assist a victim in deciding whether or not pursuing legal action is a viable option.

If a case is taken to trial, a lawyer may be able to demonstrate negligence on the part of the accused by using available evidence such as crash scene investigation results and toxicology reports. Evidence of negligence, which can include things such as texting while driving or driving while intoxicated, may result in the defendant being held responsible for financial damage brought upon the victim.

Source: WAFB, "LSP: Teen dies after car crosses center line and is hit on driver's side," Jan. 15, 2015

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