40 Car Pile Up on I-55

A massive chain reaction car crash on I-55 early Monday morning last left 2 dead, 30 people injured, and over 100 people stranded on the interstate. There was a total of 25 crashes in three different areas of 1-55. Involved in the crash were three 18-wheelers, two of which were fully engulfed in flames. Because of the massive pile up, deputies had to run along the roadway just to get to the crash sites.

The crashes occurred due to extremely dense fog. In light of this incident, here are a few tips to keep in mind when traveling in foggy conditions:

  • Use headlights if you are unable to see 500 feet in front of you
  • Maintain a safe speed and travel below the speed limit if necessary
  • Keep extra space between you and the car in front of you, to increase your reaction time
  • Keep your eyes on the road and reduce all distractions

The attorneys at Broussard, David & Moroux have the knowledge and experience necessary to handle cases of this nature and will fight to obtain fair compensation for your injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered harm because of the fault of another, contact the attorneys at Broussard, David & Moroux to discuss your legal rights at (337) 233-2323 (local) or (888) 337-2323 (toll-free).