Traffic crashes cost the nation about $230 billion each year in medical expenses, lost productivity, property damage and related costs.
Heavy rains pounded Texas and Louisiana for days, and though the storm has passed, the water continues to rise. Louisiana and Texas officials at the Department of Transportation and Development expect to close I-10 east and west at the Louisiana/Texas border as flooding from the Sabine River continues to threaten the area. Officials have not predicted how long the interstate will be closed. Once the water has receded the roadways will need to be inspected to insure they are safe for travel.
Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal and Lieutenant Colonel Gerald Savoy were charged today with civil rights violations in the April 29, 2011 beatings of five pre-trail detainees at the Iberia Parish Jail.