Calcasieu Parish, LA – Imy Lamar Dickson Identified as Victim of Fatal Tractor-Trailer Crash on I-10
Calcasieu Parish, LA (August 02, 2021) – On Friday, July 30th, at about 4:15 p.m., troopers from the Louisiana State Police responded to reports of a two-vehicle collision on Interstate 10 about a mile east of State Highway 397 in Calcasieu Parish.
The driver of the 2004 BMW sedan is identified as 37-year-old Imy Lamar Dickson of Harvey.
Investigators learned that the driver of the BMW was heading westbound on I-10, possibly at a lower rate of speed than surrounding traffic. The driver of a 2012 Freightliner tractor-trailer was traveling in the same direction, also in the outside lane of I-10 behind several other vehicles and overtaking the slower-moving BMW.
The drivers of the other, smaller vehicles were able to take evasive actions and maneuver around the BMW. The driver of the tractor-trailer, however, was not able to circumvent the BMW and hit the back of it, causing both vehicles to leave the righthand side of the roadway. After they exited the interstate, both vehicles crashed into several trees before coming to a stop.
Dickson sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene.
The passenger in the BMW received life-threatening injuries and was taken by Acadian Air Med to a hospital in Lafayette.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was moderately injured.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim. Imy Lamar Dickson, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Tractor-Trailer Accidents in Calcasieu Parish
If you have been injured in a collision involving a commercial truck, the owner or the trucking company could be held liable for the negligent behavior of the operator. Accidents involving oversized commercial trucks commonly cause severe injuries that demand immediate medical attention. From the moment the ambulance arrives at the scene of the accident, through transport and hospitalization, medical treatments, and physical rehabilitation, the expense of a Calcasieu Parish truck accident can stack up quickly.
Tractor-trailer accidents that are frequently caused by negligence on the part of the company and/or operator include overloaded or overweight trailers, defective truck parts, inadequate or no maintenance, insufficient driver training, speeding, or other illegal driving habits, especially when coupled with bad weather or road conditions, and drivers who are fatigued from being overworked who are more likely to make miscalculations and other errors of judgment.
If you are in the position to file a personal injury claim after a car accident, it is important that you acquire legal representation from an experienced and reliable car accident attorney who understands the factors involved in your accident and all the legal nuances that can influence your claim.
Mediations between trucking companies, insurance carriers, and other individuals, are not something you should have to deal with while you are trying to recover during this difficult time. Our firm will follow all legal courses of action necessary to obtain full and fair financial compensation for their clients. Our attorneys work hard to ensure the highest amount of recovery possible for all medical expenses and other costs by using their knowledge of Louisiana trucking laws, and the coverage limits of insurance policies gleaned from years of representing numerous large truck accident victims to fully and effectively represent you and defend your rights.
Our New Orleans personal injury attorneys invest fully in our clients and work tirelessly to make sure they receive the maximum amount of financial compensation to which they are entitled. If you were injured in a vehicle accident, 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.
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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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