4-Car Crash in Vinton, Louisiana Kills 1 and Injures 1 More
The problem with multi-car accidents is that one person tends to cause a major headache for a bunch of other people. When one driver loses control of their car or drives too fast, they put the lives of dozens of other people at stake. And, often times, the person who caused the crash isn’t the one who suffers the brunt of the injuries. This is exactly what happened in Vinton, Louisiana this week.
At about 6 pm on January 15, a man from Anahuac was driving East on Interstate-10 when he crashed into a 2017 Chevy Silverado. The man was Mario De La Cruz. The man he crashed into was 52-year old Timothy Mullins. Cruz then went on to hit a 2002 Chevy pickup truck driven by Gabriel Prejean. Prejean was 83-years old.
The impact to Prejean’s car was so severe that he suffered very serious injuries. Sadly, Prejean was killed in the crash. Before he died, Prejean crashed into another vehicle, a 2004 Lexus driven by 61-year old Harold Zimmerman.
Thankfully, neither Mullins or Zimmerman were injured in the crash. Both were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident.
Mario De La Cruz suffered only minor injuries in the crash. He was taken to the hospital in Lake Charles for treatment. Although no charges have been formally filed, the investigation is still ongoing. The police aren’t sure if impairment played a role in the crash. If it did, or if the driver was negligent, the families of the victims will have a potential claim for damages.
If you were hurt or seriously injured in a car accident in Louisiana, call our office right away. We can help get you justice for your loved one.