Most people in Louisiana know how devastating a collision between a large truck and a passenger vehicle can be. The sheer size difference can lead to catastrophic results, oftentimes including fatalities and serious injuries. That was exactly the result in a recent collision between a log truck and a passenger vehicle that occurred on April 3 in Caddo Parish.
According to reports, the truck accident occurred during the morning hours when a SUV driven by a 29-year-old woman — with two young children as passengers — slammed into the rear-end of a log truck that reportedly pulled out in front of her vehicle. Photos of the scene showed that the SUV was almost completely demolished in the collision. The 29-year-old woman died in the crash. Her two young passengers, ages nine and five, suffered injuries and were transported for medical care. Fortunately, their injuries were reported as “non-life-threatening.”
It does not appear that the driver of the large log truck suffered any injuries in the collision. This is often typically of such collisions, as such a driver is protected by the size of the larger vehicle. In this incident, the driver received a citation for the traffic violation he committed when he pulled out onto the road in front of the SUV.
Although the family members of the deceased driver and the injured young passengers are likely looking for answers right now, it may take time for the investigation into this collision to proceed. We can hope that eventually it can be determined who can be held liable for the crash, so appropriate actions can be taken.