Port Allen, LA – Crash Involving Tractor-Trailer Kills Unidentified Victim on Rosedale Rd
Port Allen, LA (August 19, 2021) – At least one person was killed when a passenger vehicle and a tractor-trailer collided head-on in West Baton Rouge Parish on Thursday, August 19th.
Officials state that the accident took place at about 6:00 p.m. on Rosedale Road in Port Allen.
First response teams and local law enforcement officers both responded to the area. One victim was confirmed dead on the scene.
Whether or not others were killed or injured, and the events leading up to the crash are unknown at this time.
This accident is under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Tractor-Trailer Crashes in Port Allen
While any vehicle collision has the potential to be catastrophic, accidents involving oversized commercial trucks are even more so. Commercial trucks, such as tractor-trailers, garbage trucks, tanker trucks, and dump trucks typically weigh more than 80,000 pounds, the equivalent of 40 tons, which is enough to make them very dangerous.
In addition to their weight, these huge trucks are hard to steer and some of them are hauling hazardous materials. For these reasons, truck operators and their parent companies and crew have to take precautionary measures. If the truck operator or the trucking company is even the tiniest bit careless or negligent, it could cause a serious or even fatal accident.
When people are gravely injured in any kind of accident that stemmed from the reckless, negligent, or malicious act of another, their immediate family members may be entitled to file a claim of wrongful death with a Port Allen wrongful death attorney right away.
Between 1992 and 2002, the number of tractor-trailers involved in deadly collisions has seen a 10% increase caused mainly by preventable circumstances such as driver fatigue, unsafe truck operation, oversized and unbalanced payloads, and faulty equipment.
Accidents involving oversized commercial trucks are also subject to the same causative factors as other vehicles, including driver fatigue, drunk driving, driver error, equipment malfunction, and insufficient maintenance.
It is important that grieving families have a solid legal team on their side; one that is devoted to supporting and advising you from beginning to end. Our tractor-trailer accident attorneys in Port Allen, Louisiana work diligently to help safeguard the legal rights and best interests of our clients.
Vehicle collision data that is tracked by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that, in 2018, almost 5,000 people died during collisions with tractor-trailers. In other words, about 5,000 families suffered the loss of somebody they loved.
Out of all tractor-trailer crash fatalities in 2018, just 18% of them were tractor-trailer occupants and 82% were from the other vehicle involved in the accident.
If your loved one was killed during a tractor-trailer accident, get in touch with our personal injury attorneys in Louisiana as soon as possible. Speak with someone on our team by calling 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222, and asking us to schedule your free case review so you can learn about your legal options.
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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