Franklin Parish, LA (September 19, 2022) – A vehicle crash that took place in Franklin Parish on Sunday morning claimed the life of an 18-year-old man. Around 12:45 a.m., on September 17, the Louisiana State Police responded to a crash on Louisiana State Highway 135.
Police reports indicate that a 1998 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling south on Louisiana State Highway 135 during the early morning hours. For reasons unknown, the vehicle became involved in a crash. The vehicle then exited the roadway and overturned.
The driver of the truck, 18-year-old Hunter Graham, was fatally injured in the crash. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The incident remains under investigation at this time.
We offer our condolences to the family of Hunter Graham at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Louisiana
Vehicle crashes take the lives of hundreds of people each year in the state of Louisiana. Unfortunately, there are many crashes that take place that can be entirely prevented. Many accidents are a result of drivers who engage in reckless and negligent actions.
Leading causes of fatal collisions that we see in Louisiana include:
- Distracted Driving: One of the major causes of fatal car accidents in Louisiana is distracted driving. When drivers are distracted, they can't pay attention to their surroundings and drive safely. This includes using handheld devices while driving, talking on the phone, or even eating something.
- Wet Roads: Another common cause of fatal car accidents in Louisiana is wet roads. When water is on the road, it makes it very slippery. This makes it difficult for drivers to stay safe and avoid collisions.
- Alcohol and Drugs: Alcohol and drugs are both factors in many fatal car accidents in Louisiana. When drivers are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they can't drive safely or make good decisions when driving. This can lead to collisions, injuries, and even death
If you have lost a loved one as a result of a car accident in Louisiana, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. A Franklin Parish wrongful death lawyer can help you determine whether you are eligible to file a claim and help you navigate the complex legal system.
At Parker Alexander Attorneys at Law, our car accident lawyers have extensive experience protecting the legal rights of families who have lost loved ones due to negligent motorists. Our team can help you seek the maximum amount of compensation possible to cover funeral arrangement costs, burial expenses, lost earnings, and more.
Schedule a free consultation with our legal team today by calling 318-625-6262. We can meet with you for a free consultation at your earliest convenience to get started.
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