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August 2, 2021

Caddo Parish, LA – Seven Hospitalized Following Crash in I-20 in Shreveport

August 2, 2021

Caddo Parish, LA (July 20, 2021) – Early on the morning of Sunday, July 18th, a hit-and-run driver left seven injured people on Interstate 20 in Shreveport.

According to an eyewitness, a sport utility vehicle and a smaller vehicle were both traveling westbound when the smaller car struck the SUV from behind. The force of the impact caused the SUV to overturn multiple times before coming to a complete stop.

Officers reported that the driver and six passengers in the SUV were all transported to Ochsner Louisiana State University Health with injuries believed to be non-critical.ย 

Officers are still attempting to locate the smaller vehicle that collided with the SUV and then fled the scene.ย 

The identities and post-crash medical conditions of the injured victims have not been released at this time.

The crash remains under active investigation by the Louisiana State Police.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Car Accidents in Caddo Parish

7.20 Caddo Parish, LA - Seven Hospitalized Following Crash in I-20 in Shreveport

Driving a vehicle is a venture that seems to become more and more hazardous every day in spite of the amazing progress being made by automobile safety tech companies. Drivers are often focused on changing the music, texting on their smartphones, holding conversations with their passengers, programming their navigation systems, and other diversions rather than the roadway in front of them.ย 

The caring Louisiana car accident attorneys at Smiley Law Firm have decades of experience in helping their clients hold negligent drivers responsible. Our attorneys are prepared to guide you through the legal process and aim to provide effective and up-to-date legal guidance.ย 

Many people assume that driving under the influence is the number one cause of car accidents. While alcohol consumption is certainly responsible for its fair share of accidents, the leading causes of these tragic incidents are tired drivers, physical and mental distractions, emotional and/or medical impairment, and weather conditions.

Some motorists are so preoccupied with other things that they canโ€™t even be bothered to properly restrain themselves or their children. It is even more unsettling to learn that failing to use this required piece of safety equipment is the number one cause of fatal Lousisnaa car accidents. Properly fastening a seat belt would have spared the lives of about 67% of Lousianaโ€™s fatal car accident victims.ย ย 

Whenever a victim is hurt in a motor vehicle crash because of the negligence of another, it is important that they solicit solid legal advice from an experienced car crash attorney in Louisiana right away. Victims typically learn they have a wide variety of legal alternatives available to them as they look for financial recovery.

After most accidents, crash victims will encounter serious injuries. Common accident-related injuries include broken and fractured bones, damage to internal organs, traumatic brain injuries, and damage to the spinal cord. This list is far from complete and lots of other serious injuries could force victims to undergo long and expensive hospitalizations, medical treatments, and even long-term care.ย 

Our Louisiana personal injury attorneys do what it takes to get our clients the maximum amount of financial compensation allowed by law. If you sustained an injury during a car accident, contact our personal injury law firm at 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222. Schedule a free case examination with a member of our legal team of automobile accident attorneys in Louisiana as soon as possible.

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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