Many lives in Louisiana were touched by a recent tragedy in Claiborne Parish.  At approximately 8 p.m. on a Wednesday, a fatal auto accident resulted in two deaths and serious injuries to another. As is often determined a causal factor in fatal collisions, this one was reportedly caused by a driver who had veered out of his lane.

Both vehicles were carrying members of the local sports community. Behind the wheel of one car was a high school girls’ basketball coach. His car was hit by a vehicle that had suddenly come across the yellow line. Two Summerfield High School basketball players were in the car at the time.

The sudden impact killed the two boys who were in the car that drifted out of its lane. The coach suffered eight broken ribs, as well as a broken hip and leg. At last report, he was still in the hospital.

When a fatal auto accident occurs in Louisiana or elsewhere, investigators often try to determine exactly what was happening inside the vehicles in the moments just before the collision. It can take weeks, even months in some cases, to draw definitive conclusions. Many incidents are later determined to have been caused by driver negligence, in which case the state allows recovering victims or family members of a fatally injured victim to seek financial recovery for losses through the civil justice system. It is always a good idea to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney before doing so in order to gain an understanding of all available options for legal recourse.