Slidell, LA – Right-of-Way Accident Causes Fatality, Injuries on Howze Beach Rd
Slidell, LA (July 16, 2021) – One man was killed and four others, one of whom was an infant,- were badly injured on Friday, July 16th in a two-car collision just outside of Slidell.
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office reported that the accident took place at about 5:40 p.m. when a woman driving a Nissan Altima eastbound along Howze Beach Road made a lefthand turn directly into the path of a westbound Ford F-150 pickup truck.
Deputies said that a male passenger in the Altima died at the scene.
The driver of the Altima and her two other passengers, one an infant and the other an adult, were transported by paramedics to a local hospital, as was the driver of the F-150.
The Sheriff’s Office did not release the exact location of the fatal accident but confirmed it took place on a stretch of Howze Beach Road between the Interstate 10 Twin Span Bridge and Slidell.
Additional details of the wreck, the names of the victims, and their post-accident medical conditions were not immediately available.
This accident is under investigation by local law enforcement.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Car Accidents in Slidell
It is not uncommon for accidents centering around who had the right-of-way to be the source of a rage-fueled altercation between the drivers. After all, they involve two people both insisting that they had the right-of-way and the other driver is to blame for the crash.
In accidents like these, accounts of what happened are often ambiguous because both drivers believe that their choice was the correct one. Luckily, Louisiana follows the comparative negligence doctrine. In other words, a driver who is injured during a crash might still be eligible to receive financial compensation even if they share some of the fault.
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 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.
Louisiana allows fault to be established in several different ways, through things such as eyewitness accounts, discovery via opposing council, and the testimony of expert witnesses. Although the state affords you a very generous statute of limitations in which to file your claim, it is imperative that you speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to prove your version of events and obtain full and fair financial compensation.
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.
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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 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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