According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, a Good Samaritan was killed when he got out of his vehicle on North 1-110 in an attempt to help others who were recently involved in an accident.
The department noted that the accident occurred at approximately 3:30 a.m. The crash involved several vehicles, including an 18-wheeler, a 2016 Chevrolet Impala, a 1992 Honda Accord and a 2010 Ford Fusion.
The first accident only involved two of the vehicles: the Ford and the Mitsubishi.
Officials noted that the Mitsubishi was traveling south on the northbound highway, which led to a head on crash. A 26-year-old man was killed in this collision.
After seeing the accident occur, the Good Samaritan got out of his vehicle and attempted to help. This is when another person, a 44-year-old man, did the same. As the second man was walking back to his car, the 18-wheeler came by and hit both vehicles. The man was then crushed between two vehicles, thus resulting in his death.
Two others suffered serious injuries and were immediately transported to a local hospital for treatment.
At this time, investigators believe that the driver of the Mitsubishi, the person who caused the initial accident, was impaired at the time.
It only takes one mistake by a driver to cause a serious accident that can injure or kill innocent people. Unfortunately, as a driver, you never know when somebody could make a mistake that puts you in a difficult position.
If you're ever involved in this type of accident, it's important to put your health and well being above all else. From there, when the time comes, you can learn more about the accident and your legal rights.
Source: WAFB, "EMT killed in early morning wreck Friday with alleged drunk driver," Jan. 09, 2017