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At Least 8 People Dead and Dozens Injured in 168-Vehicle Pileup on I-55 in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana

St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana –  Eight people have died, and dozens more injured after “super fog” caused limited visibility on I-55 in St. John the Baptist Parish, just outside New Orleans.

Reports indicate one vehicle veered into the water, and first responders had to extract the driver to safety while a tanker truck carrying hazardous liquid necessitated an urgent offloading operation. Another section of the crash site was engulfed in flames.

Over 25 people were transported to the hospital with injuries spanning from minor to critical.

Updates will be provided as more details become available.

Thoughts on Semitrucks Driving in Super Fog

Super fog is a combination of smoke and moisture released from damp, smoldering organic material (National Weather Service). This type of dense fog is dangerous because it reduces visibility to 10 feet. It is crucial for motorists to drive with extreme caution during adverse weather conditions like what happened in Louisiana.

Trained professionals must investigate this accident and determine who on the roadways followed safety protocols. Did the trucks reduce their speed significantly? Did they have all their lights on so other vehicles could see them more easily? Did they avoid changing lanes to avoid cars in their blind spots?

Finding answers to these questions is not an easy feat under these conditions. Still, the victims of this accident deserve all factors that led to the deadly pileup to come into consideration.

May all the details continue to come out so any wrongdoing or wrongdoers can be held accountable.


The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.

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