Car accidents are the cause of many deaths and injuries throughout America, and Louisiana isn’t immune. Our readers are probably familiar with seeing news coverage of serious accidents that occur on the daily commute, but some accidents can be especially devastating, with fatalities and multiple injuries involved.

That was the case with an accident that occurred on June 29. According to the reports, the accident occurred when the 21-year-old female driver of a Pontiac G6 failed to yield on a highway, and her vehicle was struck by a Chevy Silverado. The reports indicate that the collision occurred around 9 a.m.

The 21-year-old driver of the G6 reportedly suffered “minor” injuries in the collision, but the passengers in her vehicle did not fair as well. One passenger, a 40-year-old male, died from the injuries he suffered in the collision. Two other passengers in the vehicle were injured as well, which were reportedly “moderate” and required that those victims be transported to hospitals for medical treatment. The Chevy Silverado had a driver and a passenger, and both of those individuals were also injured in the collision, although their injuries were also described as “minor.”

After a car accident occurs, it may be prudent to begin exploring one’s potential legal options. Those injured in a car accident or the survivors of those who were killed may be able to pursue financial compensation from the driver at fault. If a lawsuit is successful, the car accident victim or their family may obtain the financial resources they need to cover medical expenses, lost wages and other damages.