On Dec. 1, 2018, troopers with the Louisiana State Police Troop D were summoned to the scene of a three-car crash along LA Highway 102, an area that lies due north of Jennings, at around 3:30 p.m.
If you're a motorist in Louisiana, you may consider yourself a relatively safe driver. However, not everyone else you share the road with is a safe or defensive driver. There are a few things you should do — beyond following the rules of the road and staying attentive — that can help you prevent serious injuries in the event that a negligent party causes a crash.
A fatal crash occurred nearby the intersection of LA Hwy 26 and US Hwy 171 in Beauregard Parish just after 3:00 p.m. on Oct. 23. Troopers with the Louisiana State Police's Troop D were first to arrive at the scene of the crash.
No matter how experienced you are, you always face some significant risks when you ride a motorcycle. When someone in a car or a pickup truck makes a mistake and causes an accident, your injuries could be far worse than theirs. In some cases, motorcyclists are killed in accidents that leave other drivers without a scratch.
If you see a drunk driver, you absolutely want to keep your distance and stay safe. You may even want to pull over and contact the authorities. Accidents resulting from driving under the influence (DUI) cause numerous injuries and deaths every single year. Do not put yourself at risk.
Local news station KATC reported earlier this month that a woman from Eunice was recently arrested following a fatal collision in May in which she was driving.
The sound of a dog barking, even from behind a fence, can put almost any runner on edge. It is an issue that far too many runners face almost daily -- dogs that bark, chase and even bite.
A 25-year-old Youngsville, Louisiana, man was arrested and charged with causing a fatal car crash that killed a pregnant Franklin woman and her 23-month-old son on Tuesday, Aug. 7. The fatal accident occurred just before 6 p.m., along U.S. Highway 90 in Lafayette.
On June 5, a University of Louisiana at Lafayette employee was walking to her assigned parking space behind McDonald's in lot 33 near the intersection of W. St. Mary Boulevard and Johnson Street when she was struck by a motorist. Although she'd waiting for the cross signal to give her the go ahead and looked both ways once again before taking off, she was struck while crossing the street by the driver of a Nissan Altima.
For bicyclists, it can sometimes feel like a motor vehicle driver’s world here in Louisiana. However, it is important to remember that state law does provide important protections for those who ride bikes. Bicyclists are not without rights in the state.