Whenever two vehicles collide at an intersection, one of the drivers was at fault. However, in some intersection accident cases, one of the drivers does not want to admit who was at fault for either running a stop sign or stoplight, which can make it difficult to determine who should be held accountable.
Right now, this appears to be an issue when it comes to figuring out exactly what happened leading up to the fatal car accident that ended up claiming the life of an art museum director, who was also well-known for being an entertainer.
The accident happened on March 21. As of now, it appears that one of the two drivers involved in the crash ran the red light at the intersection. And while right after the accident, the Louisiana driver who survived the crash claimed that he had the right of way, a witness has a whole different story and told police the Louisiana driver had run a red light right before the two vehicles collided.
If it turns out the Louisiana driver was at fault, there is a chance that the family of the entertainer could file a civil lawsuit against him.
After the collision, the entertainer was taken to a medical center where he was pronounced dead. The Louisiana driver suffered injuries to his hand, but refused any medical treatment.
As of now, no charges have been filed against the Louisiana driver.
In general, a dispute in who caused an intersection crash is quite common. However, in those cases where what happened is not immediately clear, an attorney who focuses on car accidents can actually work with accident reconstruction experts in order to figure out what happened.
Source: Patch.com, "Driver, Witness Accounts Differ in Fatal Crash," April 10, 2012