When small cars and big rigs collide, the passenger vehicle occupants are especially vulnerable to devastating injuries. In fact, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, most fatalities that occur in large truck crashes are smaller vehicle occupants.
According to The New Orleans Advocate, a three-car crash on the Hale Boggs Bridge between Luling and Destrehan resulted in the death of a 21-year-old woman earlier this month. Louisiana State Police determined that the accident occurred when a 23-year-old woman in a Chevrolet Impala who was traveling north in I-310’s right lane drifted to the left and rear-ended a Nissan Altima.
The cost of medical bills and other damages can add up quickly after a serious accident, which is why most states have minimum car insurance coverage requirements. In Louisiana, for example, motorists must carry liability coverage that meets the 15/30/25 minimum limits.
The financial impact of a single car crash can be astounding. Property damage alone can easily amount to tens of thousands of dollars, and that is merely a fraction of what the resulting medical bills can total for treating bodily injuries.
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According to U.S News & World Report, the 26-year-old man who careened into a crowd of parade-goers last year received his sentencing for the 11 felony counts of negligent vehicular injuring and 14 misdemeanor counts that he was facing. The incident occurred on February 25 last year, when the man plowed his pickup truck into Endymion parade spectators while impaired.