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Alleged impaired driver kills tow truck driver on the interstate

Louisiana law demands that drivers pull over or slow down where emergency services vehicles are working. This includes tow truck drivers. As these drivers do their work, they need to know that other drivers aren't going to slam into them. A recent accident shows how important this is. A tow truck driver was killed on I-55 when a Nissan Rogue sideswiped a truck that was waiting a tow and the tow truck that had pulled in front of it to haul it away.

The driver of the tow truck was pronounced dead on the scene. After striking the two truck drivers and the two vehicles, the Rogue slammed into a guardrail. It then flipped and came to rest across both lanes of the interstate.

Another vehicle on the road, a Grand Am, struck the Rogue. The driver of the Grand Am suffered critical injuries. The driver of the Rogue was also injured. The driver of the pickup truck awaiting a tow was not injured.

Authorities think that driver impairment might have been a factor in the accident. A blood sample was obtained from the driver of the Rogue and will be tested to determine if impairment was a factor. She is facing a host of criminal charges, including vehicular homicide and driving on a suspended license, and is expected to be booked into jail when she is released from the hospital.

People who are injured in accidents and the family members of those left behind when a person is killed in an accident can choose to seek compensation from the person who caused the accident. This might help to reduce the financial strain in the victims and their family members.

Source: NOLA.com, "New Orleans tow truck driver killed in I-55 wreck," March 03, 2017

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