Ouachita Parish, LA (September 15, 2022) – A 72-year-old woman has died as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Ouachita Parish. At around 4:00 p.m., on September 12, the Louisiana State police responded to a crash on Louisiana State Highway 151.
Investigations surrounding the crash show that a 2005 Buick was traveling south on Louisiana State Highway 151 when it collided with a 1998 Ford F-150 pickup truck head-on near Weems Road.
A passenger inside of the Buick, 72-year-old Beverly Justice, suffered fatal injuries. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Ouachita Parish Coroner’s Office. The driver of the Buick, 58-year-old Michael Robbins of West Monroe, Louisiana, was transported to an area hospital with severe injuries. The driver of the Ford was also transported to a hospital with moderate injuries.
The Louisiana State Police are investigating the crash at this time.
Our thoughts are with Michael Robbins and the driver of the Ford.
Our condolences go out to the family of Beverly Justice at this time.
Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents in Louisiana
In 2021, nearly 1000 people died as a result of auto collisions in the state of Louisiana. The total number of deaths is a record that surpasses the previous one that was set in 2007. Year after year, we continue to see innocent people die in crashes across the state.
There are several factors that contribute to the high number of fatal car accidents in Louisiana. For one, the state has a large rural population which means there are more opportunities for accidents to occur. Second, Louisiana has a higher than average number of drunk drivers on the roads. Alcohol-related accidents take the lives of 4.64 people per 100,000 in the state.
In addition to drunk driving, distractions, drowsy driving, and speeding are other leading factors. If you have lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence, contact a wrongful death lawyer in Ouachita Parish to learn more about your legal rights and options.
Our Ouachita Parish car accident lawyers at Parker Alexander Attorneys at Law can help your family get justice after losing a loved one due to a fatal collision. Our lawyers understand that the death of a family member is a tragedy that no amount of money can truly compensate. However, filing a wrongful death lawsuit can help to hold the responsible party accountable and secure the compensation you need to cover funeral arrangements, burial expenses, and other financial burdens or family faces.
Our wrongful death lawyers can meet with you for a free consultation at your earliest convenience to get started. You can contact our lawyers by calling 318-625-6262 at your earliest convenience.
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