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May 26, 2024

Grant Parish, LA – Unidentified Driver Killed, One Injured in Crash on US-71

May 26, 2024

Grant Parish, LA (July 29, 2021) – On Thursday, July 29th, at about 11:30 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troopers responded to the scene of a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 71, in the area of Louisiana Highway 158. 

The driver killed in the collision has yet to be identified.

A preliminary investigation showed that a 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by an unidentified person, was heading southbound along U.S. Highway 71 when, for reasons that have yet to be determined, the Jeep crossed over the centerline into oncoming lanes of traffic where it collided head-on with a 2019 Mack garbage truck. After crashing the garbage truck, the Jeep erupted into flames.

The unidentified driver sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Due to the severity of the crash, seat belt usage is unknown. 

The driver of the garbage truck sustained moderate injuries during the impact and was transported by paramedics to a local medical facility. 

Toxicology samples were obtained and submitted for analysis.

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

Tractor-Trailer Accidents in Grant Parish

7.29 Grant Parish, LA - Unidentified Driver Killed, One Injured in Crash on US-71

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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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.

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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