A recent car wreck claims the life of a 21-year-old from Erath. Reports state that on May 15th Triston Bourque was traveling in the right-hand lane headed East on I-10 when he encountered heavy traffic. For reasons unknown, his 2015 Kia Soul failed to stop for the traffic congestion and struck the back of a Peterbilt Tractor. While still under investigation, impairment is not suspected to be a factor. The driver of the tractor was not injured, properly restrained and breath analysis showed no alcohol present. Despite being properly restrained Bourque sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead by the Lafayette Parish Coroner’s Office, toxicology reports are still pending on Bourque but impairment is not suspected.
Louisiana State Police reported this accident and wish to remind motorists about the dangers of distracted driving. While not every accident is survivable, making good choices while in motor vehicles such as never driving while impaired, and avoiding all distractions can often mean the difference between life and death. The proper use of seat belts can greatly decrease an occupant’s chance of death and may greatly reduce the extent of injuries.
As one of the leading causes of serious injury in the United States, car accidents have the potential to change the lives of everyone involved. Though the immediate emotional and physical damages sustained in these accidents can be almost too much to bear, the financial burden associated with those damages and loss of life often comes as a surprise to the victims’ families.
There is nothing that could adequately prepare you for the sudden loss of a loved one. Sadly, the negligent and careless actions of individuals and organizations periodically result in wrongful death. If you lost a loved one in an accident, our entire legal team would like to extend our deepest condolences for your loss.
Though legal action may do little to help you emotionally account for the loss of your loved one, your litigation may serve as a means to prevent incidents like this from occurring in the Lake Charles area in the future. To discuss what one of our Lake Charles wrongful death lawyers can do to help you, please call our offices at (337) 381-5349 today.
Source: Louisiana State Police, Toop C Public Affairs