Car accidents happen for many reasons, including distracted driving, drunk driving, fatigued driving, and traffic violations like speeding. Whatever the cause of the accident, the consequences can involve serious injury or death.
On Saturday morning, a 65-year-old Louisiana woman died from injuries she sustained in a car accident involving six other people, among them several children.
State troopers said a 66-year-old Mobile man travelling westbound lost control of his 2008 Dodge Ram pickup, passed over the median, and crashed into a 2008 GMC pickup driven by a 30-year-old man from Mandeville, Louisiana. The latter vehicle then struck the deceased victim's 2001 Toyota Camry, which had also been travelling eastbound.
The drivers of the pickup trucks were both injured, as was a four year passenger to one of the pickups. Two other children were involved in the crash, one seven years of age and the other only a year old.
The accident, which occurred at approximately 10:35, took place on Interstate 10, west of Theodore near the Carol Plantation road overpass, according to Alabama State Troopers.
According to a spokesman from the State Troopers, the Baton Rouge woman died on Saturday night after being transported to the University of South Alabama Medical Center.
Sources didn't indicate what caused the accident, but did say that it is still under investigation.
Source: www.al.com, "I-10 accident proves fatal for Louisiana woman; 6 others hurt," Mark R. Rent, 7 March 2011.