For many Louisiana motorists, their primary concern is the safety of themselves, their passengers and other drivers on the road. They take vigilant care to make sure they follow the rules of the road and drive defensively to effectively avoid potential road hazards. However, despite the responsibility of a majority of drivers, there are unfortunately those who make careless decisions that put the lives of everyone around them at risk.
This was the case in a recent car crash in Loranger that left an expecting mother and her 7-month-old son, dead. The crash occurred on Christmas Eve when an alleged drunk driver slammed into the back of the car occupied by the woman, her fiancee and her young son. The impact caused the gas tanks in both vehicles to rupture and burst into flames. Witnesses moved quickly to rescue the mother and her fiancee from the vehicle, but were unaware of the child still strapped into the backseat. Both the mother and the infant boy were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The couple was celebrating their recent engagement that happened only hours before the deadly accident. They had also recently found out she was expecting their second child. The driver of the vehicle that crashed into them was allegedly involved in another accident that she was fleeing from when she crashed into the victims’ car. According to investigations by Louisiana authorities, the woman was impaired when she caused both accidents.
If someone has been the victim of a drunk driving accident, he or she may benefit from hiring a trustworthy attorney to guide them through the legal process. Doing so may enable them to focus more fully on healing and recovering, while a professional manages the details of their case.
Source: wwltv.com, “Pregnant mom, infant son killed in fiery Christmas Eve crash,” Kevin Dupuy, Dec. 26, 2017