A 19-year old woman has died in a car crash last Thursday. The woman struck the rear of a Volkswagen tractor-trailer as it had stopped in preparation to make a left turn into a private drive off U.S.190 at approximately 5:30pm. The Louisiana State Police trooper at the scene commented that apparently the woman did not notice that the truck had stopped in order to make a turn and then smacked into the rear of the trailer. The trooper went on to add that her Mitsubishi Galant came to rest beneath the trailer. The St. Landry Parish Coroner pronounced the woman dead at the scene. The driver of the truck was not injured in the crash.
As part of a routine investigation, toxicology samples were taken from both the truck driver and from the deceased 19-year old woman and sent out for analysis. The investigation is continuing and may take a few weeks to get the toxicology reports back from the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab. This would be the procedure in Manhattan, NYC. A Lawyer will also file to obtain a copy of the accident report when it becomes available so as to discover the rest of the particulars of this accident, especially as to whether the lights on the rear of the trailer were operative and whether there was a turn signal activated prior to the truck accident.
Firefighters on the scene told a reporter that they had a difficult time in untangling the two vehicles, as they had to pull the mangled wreckage of the car out from beneath the rear of the trailer. Although most first responders must maintain a certain emotional distance from those involved at accident scenes in order to do their jobs, in reality most have children themselves and are never prepared when bad things happen to those who are the same age as their own children. Theirs is an often thankless and unrecognized job that is at times filled with sadness and heartache.
This accident is but one of a series of accidents that a New York Truck Accident Lawyer has reported over the past few days.
A New York Truck Accident Attorney is a highly trained and experienced specialist that knows how to stand up and speak for you when you are involved in an accident.