Possible brake failure causes one car crash - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Possible brake failure causes one car crash

By Jason Belk - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A minivan ran off Martin Luther King Highway and into a ditch, leaving a young boy in critical, but stable condition.

According the driver of the van, the brakes apparently stopped working in the van and she was forced to veer off the highway and through a fence, where the car ended up head first in the ditch.

Once the car crashed, a number of people arrived on the scene to help, including David Boudreaux.

"I knew it couldn't be anything good, to make a long story short, basically I knew somebody needed help and that's what this whole community did and we stuck together and went over there and helped the family out," said Boudreaux.

Once Boudreaux arrived, he saw the family and said he knew the young boy was clinging to his life.

"The kid's condition wasn't real good, he wasn't breathing, his lips were turning blue, he had a bad cut on the front of his head that appeared to be on the left side, and he had a contusion that appeared to be on the front side.  He wasn't responding, I tried to get the boy to tell me his name and to tell me how old he was and he wasn't responding," said Boudreaux.

Being a trained first responder, Boudreaux gave the young boy mouth to mouth until the paramedics arrived.

Officials say the young boy remains in critical, but stable condition, and has been flown to New Orleans for further treatment.

Copyright 2010 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Concerns raised about possible revisions to Calcasieu sewerage ordinance

    Concerns raised about possible revisions to Calcasieu sewerage ordinance

    Friday, July 21 2017 9:26 PM EDT2017-07-22 01:26:44 GMT

    Local business people are raising a red flag on proposed changes in Calcasieu Parish's sewerage ordinance. Some predict a huge cost increase at multiple levels for developers, realtors and consumers. However, parish officials say those who have read proposed revisions have only seen them because they were seeking input from various segments of the community.

    More >>

    Local business people are raising a red flag on proposed changes in Calcasieu Parish's sewerage ordinance. Some predict a huge cost increase at multiple levels for developers, realtors and consumers. However, parish officials say those who have read proposed revisions have only seen them because they were seeking input from various segments of the community.

    More >>
  • 'Christian's Cajun Adventures' - Christian spends time on a crab boat

    'Christian's Cajun Adventures' - Christian spends time on a crab boat

    Friday, July 21 2017 7:09 PM EDT2017-07-21 23:09:38 GMT
    Source: Christian PiekosSource: Christian Piekos

    In this week's edition of "Christian's Cajun Adventures," KPLC's Christian Piekos spent time on a commercial crabbing vessel. Christian was assisted by Roger Kelly, a veteran crabber.

    Kelly, who also goes by the nickname "Snoopy," has been catching crab since a very young age. It seems like rudimentary work, but Kelly couldn't be happier with his job.

    More >>

    In this week's edition of "Christian's Cajun Adventures," KPLC's Christian Piekos spent time on a commercial crabbing vessel. Christian was assisted by Roger Kelly, a veteran crabber.

    Kelly, who also goes by the nickname "Snoopy," has been catching crab since a very young age. It seems like rudimentary work, but Kelly couldn't be happier with his job.

    More >>
  • McNeese Fall fee deadline approaching

    McNeese Fall fee deadline approaching

    Friday, July 21 2017 4:56 PM EDT2017-07-21 20:56:31 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    The fee deadline for students registered online at McNeese State University is coming up. Students registered for the upcoming Fall semester have until 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 16 to pay fees. McNeese has a new payment plan going into effect this Fall.

    More >>

    The fee deadline for students registered online at McNeese State University is coming up. Students registered for the upcoming Fall semester have until 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 16 to pay fees. McNeese has a new payment plan going into effect this Fall.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly