Livingston, LA – Clayton Smith Dies in Head-On Crash on Magnolia Bridge Rd
Livingston, LA (August 18, 2021) – A three-car accident in Livingston resulted in a fatality on Monday, August 16.
The deadly accident occurred on Magnolia Bridge Road near Greenwell Springs Road late that evening. According to initial reports, 46-year-old Clayton Smith was headed eastbound on Magnolia Bridge while a Ford F-250 pickup truck was traveling west on the roadway. That is when Smith crossed the centerline of the roadway and collided head-on with the oncoming truck.
The impact caused Smith’s BMW to catch fire. He was pronounced dead at the scene by responding paramedics. The driver of the pickup reportedly sustained injuries in the crash. No further updates have been provided at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the collision is being managed by local authorities.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Clayton Smith at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Head-On Crashes in Baton Rouge
In a head-on impact, the chance of fatal injuries is particularly large. With a death rate of over 58 percent, these sorts of collisions are among the worst on the road. Despite accounting for just 2% of all recorded auto accidents, head-on collisions account for more than 10% of all road deaths each year. The conduct of careless or inattentive drivers who swerve into opposite lanes of traffic are generally to blame for these incidents. When a motorist merges into opposing traffic, they risk meeting head-on with another vehicle, and even at modest speeds, these collisions may be fatal.
Car crash victims frequently find it difficult to discover their rights in time to defend themselves after an accident, and the seconds following a crash are the most critical in obtaining a successful claim for compensation from the negligent party. When it comes to personal injury claims, the majority of individuals do not have a thorough grasp of state laws, insurance coverage, or the processes to follow after being involved in a car accident. This can be an impediment when submitting a personal injury claim.
Fortunately, you are not required to pursue a personal injury claim on your own, and working with an experienced attorney can enhance your chances of receiving compensation for your losses. An expert Livingston wrongful death lawyer can assist you in pursuing a claim and recovering compensation for your losses, which may include medical bills, missed wages, and financial losses, among other things.
Smiley Injury Law has many years of experience in personal injury law and has the knowledge and determination to obtain results for those who have been injured as a result of the negligence of others. We have assisted clients from all over the state in making a full recovery after being injured in a car accident. Our Livingston, LA car accident attorneys are committed to assisting those who have been involved in catastrophic accidents in order to rebuild their lives. We also want to guarantee that those who are at blame are held accountable for their actions.
You should call our legal office immediately if you have been wounded in a vehicle accident. Our phone number is (504) 822-2222. You may be confident that your case is in capable hands.
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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. This 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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