Louisiana pickup driver tries to escape police and causes an accident

Baton Rouge, LA – It is possible that a motor vehicle accident is the result of criminal activity. In these situations, the drivers should always call the police and notify their insurance company as soon as possible. It may be possible to receive compensation for the costs of the collision such as hospital bills and lost income. However, an attorney can give advice regarding how realistic it can be to try to collect the money based on the facts surrounding the particular accident and who is named as a defendant. 

MSN news reported on a truck crash in Lafayette where a pickup truck driver attempted to elude the police and caused a collision [1].

Pickup truck driver crashes while fleeing from the police

The incident began with an attempted traffic stop of the suspect at around 10:40 am. Police were in pursuit of a pickup truck from the town of Maurice until it was about to enter the city of Lafayette. The driver caused a collision at the 6600 block of Johnston Street, and one vehicle overturned. One person was injured during the accident and needed to be transported to a hospital for treatment. The police were in the process of conducting a complete investigation. 

After the collision, the driver was taken into custody and charged with careless operation of a vehicle resulting in a crash, insurance violations, possession of a stolen firearm, and possession of a firearm by a felon. The suspect was identified as a 32 year old male from Lafayette. 

Responsibility for pickup truck accidents

Pickup trucks tend to be used for both commercial and personal purposes. If a person is using their own vehicle, they can be sued in their individual capacity and their liability insurance should cover the costs of the accident. If the person was working and driving the truck for business, the case can be much more complex. This is because businesses that operate fleets of vehicles tend to have special commercial insurance policies. These are capable of covering larger amounts because they are liable for the actions of their drivers, and larger commercial vehicles tend to usually cause more damage during a crash as well. Some attorneys focus their practice on knowing about trucking regulations and forms of liability to assist their clients. 

Accident attorneys in Louisiana

Miller, Hampton, and Hilgendorf is an accident firm that is available to answer any questions about the process to receive a settlement or file a lawsuit. Their lawyers can provide representation to assist clients throughout this process. 

USAttorneys.com is a service that helps people get in touch with local lawyers who can solve their problems. Anyone who wants a referral can call 800-672-3103 

Firm contact info:

Miller, Hampton, and Hilgendorf

3960 Government St., Baton Rouge, LA 70806





  1. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/lafayette-police-arrest-driver-in-connection-with-multi-vehicle-crash-on-johnston-st/ar-AA18IwHb
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