Port Sulphur, LA – Antonio Aguilar Killed in Collision at LA-23 & US-11
Port Sulphur, LA (July 21, 2021) – A Buras man was killed following a two-vehicle crash involving a semi-truck in Port Sulphur on Monday, July 19.
Local reports revealed that the crash occurred near the intersection of LA-23 and US-11. Emergency responders were called to the scene at around 7 p.m. that night. Authorities later reported that 55-year-old Antonio Aguilar of Buras was headed west on US-11 in a 2009 Nissan Versa at the time of the crash.
Simultaneously, a 2019 Kenworth tow truck was traveling northbound on LA-23. As Aguilar entered the intersection, he was struck by the tow truck. Both vehicles left the roadway due to the impact. Aguilar sustained fatal injuries in the crash, and the operator of the truck was also injured in the collision.
At this time, no further information has been provided on the incident. An ongoing crash investigation is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Antonio Aguilar at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Trucking Accidents in Louisiana
Over 500,000 trucking accidents are recorded each year, resulting in thousands of fatalities. Someone is killed or badly injured every 15 seconds in an 18-wheeler collision. In 2019, roughly 67% of fatal semi-truck crashes involved those traveling in personal vehicles. Almost a quarter of fatal 18-wheeler accidents involve truckers who had previously been penalized for speeding before the incident. Smaller car occupants are more likely to suffer life-threatening injuries in the case of a collision, according to national accident statistics.
The pain and heartbreak of losing a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligence can be almost overwhelming, and those close to the victim are often burdened with unanticipated costs. Surviving family members frequently incur a variety of losses as a consequence of a deadly crash.
In some cases, they may be able to recover lost compensation by filing a wrongful death claim with the aid of a knowledgeable Louisiana wrongful death lawyer. In a wrongful death lawsuit, a representative of the decedent’s estate seeks damages from the person or entity responsible for the person’s death in order to collect compensation for damages.
At Smiley Injury Law, we understand the sense of grief that families go through when a family member loses their life as a result of someone else’s negligence, and we want to help you become whole again. While no amount of money can ever restore a lost family member, a personal injury attorney in New Orleans can assist families in dealing with the financial consequences of a fatal crash.
This compensation should be paid directly by the responsible party’s insurance carrier. Our legal team is committed to ensuring that each of our clients receives the compensation they are entitled to following the death of a loved one, and this begins with the filing of a wrongful death claim.
To learn more about what our New Orleans trucking injury lawyers can do for you, call 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222 immediately.
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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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