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November 26, 2023

Alexandria, LA – Fatal Multi-Vehicle Crash on Jackson St near Maureen St

November 26, 2023

Alexandria, LA (August 20, 2021) – On Monday, August 16th at about 9:20 p.m., officers from the Alexandria Police Department were called to investigate a fatal two-car accident. 

Initial lines of inquiry revealed that a 2016 BMW 320 Sedan was driving westbound along Jackson Street when it rear-ended a 2014 Nissan Sentra as it was attempting to turn onto Maureen Street.

Both vehicles were heavily damaged in the collision.

The driver of the BMW, an adult male whose identity has not yet been released, died on impact.

The three occupants of the Nissan were transported by Emergency Medical Services to a nearby trauma center with injuries ranging from minor to severe. One of the injured passengers, a woman who was 37 weeks pregnant, lost her baby due to the severity of her injuries.   

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Rear-End Collisions in Alexandria

8.20 Alexandria, LA - APD Investigates Crash That Killed Driver, Unborn Child on Jackson St

Accidents like this are not uncommon on our state’s highways, where traffic is often disordered and drivers must frequently brake and accelerate. Rear-end collisions can be extremely dangerous even though the majority take place at less than 30 miles per hour. The best way to avoid these potentially fatal crashes is to maintain a safe distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you at all times. Following too closely, even in traffic, endangers you and those around you.

When an accident that stems from another person’s negligence causes someone harm, it is imperative that they reach out to a dependable Alexandria car accident attorney as soon as they are able. Most collision victims are entitled to financial compensation intended to help alleviate the financial obstacles they are sure to face.

Rear-end collisions, also called chain-reaction accidents, are a kind of accident that is common in Louisiana. They are most often caused by tailgating, or one vehicle following too closely to another. Driving laws in Louisiana require drivers to keep a reasonable distance between themselves and other vehicles at all times. 

When one vehicle tailgates another, any slowing or braking done by the leading car can easily cause the second to crash into its rear-end. The force of the resulting impact could be enough to thrust the first car into the rear-end of the vehicle in front of it, causing serious damage to multiple victims and multiple vehicles.

Our Alexandria personal injury attorneys invest fully in our clients and work tirelessly to ensure they receive the full amount of financial compensation to which they are entitled. If you were injured in a vehicle collision, do not hesitate to speak with our car accident attorneys in Louisiana by calling our offices at 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222, and schedule a no-obligation case evaluation to learn about the legal options you have available.

Note: These posts are constructed with the use of secondary sources. These sources include but are not limited to local and state news stories, local and state police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about injury accidents that take place in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana. We did not independently verify the fact surrounding this accident. If you locate any information that is inaccurate, please contact our firm and we will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will also remove this post upon request.

Disclaimer: These posts are created to raise awareness about the dangers of driving in Louisiana. We hope that by casting light on serious accidents like this one, other drivers will take heed, and avoid being seriously injured in a similar accident. This post is not a solicitation for business. The information contained in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.

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