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Driver hits police car, injures child in New Orleans

There are numerous factors that can influence the proper speed for a driver to move their vehicle when operating within the city of New Orleans. For example, a highway may have a speed limit of 55 miles per hour, but if weather conditions are poor, then it may not be safe for a driver to accelerate their automobile up to that pace. Additionally, heavy traffic or obstructions in the road can also require drivers to reduce their speeds, pay close attention to the highways and use care when driving to their destinations.

Recently, a driver on Interstate 10 failed to heed to appropriate driving practices when they crashed their vehicle into a stopped state police vehicle. The police officer who had driven their cruiser to its stopping place on the interstate had done so after pulling over a speeding driver. Although the driver of the stopped car and the police officer were not injured, a child in the car that crashed into the police cruiser was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

There is no excuse for putting the lives of others at risk when driving one's vehicle on public roads and freeways. Reckless conduct that fails to accommodate the ever-changing conditions one must face when operating their automobile is both irresponsible and dangerous. Lives can be forever changed when preventable car accidents occur and subject victims to injuries, losses and deaths.

Victims of vehicle accidents such as this one are often left to pick up the pieces of their lives on their own as they recover from the traumas of their incidents. However, victims and their families do not have to walk these paths alone. Personal injury attorneys are excellent resources for those who need help pursuing their losses and moving their lives forward in the wake of their vehicle collisions.

Source: nola.com, "State police vehicle struck, child injured in 3-way I-10 crash," Beau Evans, July 2, 2017

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