A Duson man who investigators believe was driving drunk struck a vehicle head-on after attempting to pass another vehicle on Highway 343, killing three of the passengers inside, including a pregnant sixteen year-old woman. All three of the passengers along with the teenager’s unborn child were pronounced dead at the scene. The drunk driver was charged with three counts of vehicular homicide, third-degree feticide, and reckless driving.
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a reckless and thoughtless act that is responsible for hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries across Louisiana each year. Alcohol-related crashes were responsible for eighteen deaths in Lafayette Parish in 2013, the highest number in the state. Additionally, those crashes lead to 251 injuries, which is the second-highest total in the state trailing only Orleans Parish. Those injured in a drunk driving accident may be entitled to compensation for their hospital bills, lost work wages, and pain and suffering, among other compensable damages. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a drunk driving accident, you should immediately contact a skilled personal injury attorney who can bring your claims to court and fight for just compensation.
The attorneys at Broussard & David have extensive experience involving drunk driving cases, and they are 100% committed to pursuing justice for all injured parties. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries as a result of a drunk driving accident, contact the attorneys at Broussard & David to discuss your legal rights at (337) 233-2323 (local) or (888) 337-2323 (toll-free).