Natchitoches Parish Sheriffs Deputies, Louisiana State Police, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS, Robeline Police and Natchitoches Parish Fire Protection District #7 responded to NATCOM 911 Center reports of a single-vehicle crash with possible injuries on Nov. 23 at 12:51 pm on Hwy. 120 near Marthaville according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriffs Office.
Deputies arrived on scene finding the operator of the vehicle and two children, ages: 2 and 3, suffering from only scratches and bruises.
The operator of the vehicle and two children were properly restrained in the vehicle by seat belt and child passenger restraint seats.
Deputies say the 20-year-old female operator of the 2004 Lexus and her two passengers, ages: 2 and 3, were traveling eastbound on La Hwy 120 near Rawls Loop when the vehicle partially left the roadway on the right side for reasons still under investigation.
The operator then over corrected crossing over to the left side, then crossing back over to the right side overturning in the ditch.
The occupants of the vehicle were assessed at the scene by EMS and released without transport.
The crash is unfortunate, however, we commend the vehicle operator for taking a few seconds to properly restrain herself and the 2 children in the vehicle. Wearing a seat belt and properly restraining your children in certified child restraint seats may reduce significant injury or death in traffic crashes.
The crash is being investigated by Troopers assigned to LSP Troop-E Alexandria.