Nobody ever wants to turn on the news and read about a head-on collision. These types of accidents often prove deadly. It’s hard for the human body to withstand this kind of impact. It’s even worse when the person involved in the crash is a young person. Sadly, this was the case this week in St. Tammany Parrish in Louisiana.
The police responded to an accident on Interstate-12 at about 5 pm on Tuesday, September 8. A 19-year old girl was driving in the Westbound lanes of the highway when she lost control of her car. She ended up crossing the grassy median and entered the Eastbound lanes. She drove into oncoming traffic and smashed into an 18-wheeler traveling East on I-12.
The accident happened just east of Louisiana-434 in St. Tammany. The young girl, Mckenzie Ticker, was from Chalmette, Louisiana. She was driving a 2008 Hyundai Tiburon at the time of the crash.
Ticker was properly restrained according to the authorities. There is also no reason to believe that impairment played a role in the crash. By the time rescue crews arrived on the scene, Ticker had already succumbed to her injuries. She was pronounced dead at the accident scene.
The investigation is still ongoing. The police have no idea what caused the young woman to lose control of her vehicle in the first place. Depending on what the accident investigation reveals, the victim’s family may have a potential wrongful death claim. It depends on whether they identify any issues with her car or whether another driver caused her to drive off the roadway.
If your loved one is seriously injured or killed in any sort of motor vehicle accident in Louisiana, call our office right away.