Interstate 10 connects all of the Southern US, from the Pacific coast of California all the way to the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. One of the most dangerous sections of I-10 is located at the border of Texas and Louisiana outside of Lake Charles. This fact was brought into sharp relief on April 12, when a Texas driver met her death near the state line in a big truck wreck.
According to state police, state troopers responded to the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on I-10 shortly before 10:00 p.m. After an investigation, they determined that 25-year-old Claudia Williams was speeding west in the eastbound lanes of I-10 when she came head-to-head with another vehicle. That vehicle swerved to avoid the crash, but struck the trailer of an 18-wheeler, which caused the vehicle to impact Williams’s car, which sideswiped the other vehicle. Then, the other vehicle hit the 18-wheeler in a head-on collision.
Williams was not wearing a seatbelt and suffered fatal injuries. Officials pronounced her dead at the scene. The other drivers involved suffered minor injuries and were transported to local hospitals. The crash remains under investigation as of this writing.
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While this story seems fairly cut-and-dry as far as liability is concerned, many Interstate car accidents are not. Even in this case, the investigation is ongoing, meaning multiple parties could be found liable for the two surviving drivers’ damages.
If you find yourself in a similar situation as this tragedy, you could be dealing with debilitating injuries, the loss of your means of transportation or ability to work, or even the death of a loved one. You need a dedicated injury lawyer on your side who can help you get the compensation you’re owed for your injuries. Call Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys at 888.501.7888 for a free consultation about your personal injury case. We’re available to give free legal consultations any time, and we promise we won’t charge you a dime until we win or settle your case.