A fatal car crash is always a sad event. When children are the victims, the tragedy is only amplified. No matter the age, the families of the victims may struggle to come to terms with exactly what happened that caused them to lose their loved ones. When the crash happened because of another driver’s carelessness, the families may wonder what can be done to hold that person or other parties responsible. A recent car accident that took the life of a pregnant woman and her young son shows how life can change in an instant after a horrific car accident.
The crash happened close to noon on Interstate 10. Authorities say that a 27-year-old woman was driving east when her car was rear-ended by a pickup truck. The mother did not survive the crash, nor did her 7-year-old son. The mother was also pregnant with twins who did not survive, either.
Police say that the driver of the truck was uninjured, but two passengers in that vehicle, including a 3-year-old had to be rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. There is no word on their condition. Officials say that they do not believe impairment was a factor in the crash, but they are still awaiting the results of toxicology tests before making a final determination. The investigation remains open and police haven’t yet announced any plans to file criminal charges.
This horrific car accident likely changed several families forever. Even if officers do not charge the driver of the truck with any crime, the family of those who died could still pursue civil litigation in this matter. A successfully litigated claim could result in monetary damages that may help a family through this tragic event. Those in a similar situation here in Louisiana may want to reach out to a personal attorney who can explain their available options.