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March 3, 2024

Desoto Parish, LA – Samuel Rodriguez Dies at Hospital Following Accident on I-49

March 3, 2024

Desoto Parish, LA (July 02, 2021) – 62-year-old Samuel Rodriguez died during a collision between three vehicles on Thursday, July 1st in Desoto Parish. 

The accident took place at about 12:00 p.m. in the northbound lanes of Interstate 49, in the area of Louisiana Highway 175. 

Police investigation of the crash revealed that a 2013 Dodge pick-up truck, driven by Rodriquez, was heading northbound along the interstate, following behind a 2020 Ford pick-up, driven by 62-year-old William Liker, a resident of Shreveport, and a 2009 Mack Truck, operated by 37-year-old Kenneth Moore, a resident of Bossier City.

For reasons still undetermined, Rodriguez crashed into the rear of Liker’s pick-up. The impact forced the vehicle into the back of Moore’s trailer. Rodriguez’s truck then left the roadway.

Toxicology samples were obtained and have been submitted for analysis to confirm driver impairment as a factor. 

Following the impact, Rodriguez was transported to a local hospital. He passed away soon after.

Liker was also taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated for non-critical injuries.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Samuel Rodriguez, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.

Rear-End Accidents in Desoto Parish

7.02 Desoto Parish, LA - Samuel Rodriguez Dies at Hospital Following Accident on I-49

Simultaneous rear-end collisions, also called chain-reaction accidents, are a style of car 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 Louisiana auto accident attorneys at Smiley Law Firm genuinely care about the health and welfare of our clients. When victims are hurt in accidents through no fault of their own, we work diligently to ensure they see justice, financial recovery, and their wrongdoers brought to account. 

When an accident that stems from another person’s negligence causes someone harm, it is imperative that they reach out to a dependable Louisiana 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.

Our Louisiana 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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