Avondale, LA – Paul Ferrara, Raish-Nia Wright, & 11-Year-Old Girl Killed in Crash on LA-18 near LA-541
Avondale, LA (April 19, 2021) – A road-rage accident reported in the Jefferson Parish claimed the lives of three people on Saturday evening. On April 17, the Louisiana State Police responded to the scene of a severe accident on LA Highway 18.
According to reports provided by the police, at approximately 5:45 p.m., a 2002 Dodge Durango was traveling at a high rate of speed behind a 2010 Ford F-150 pickup truck on Louisiana Highway 18.
The driver of the Durango entered the passing land and crashed into the Ford near Louisiana Highway 541. The impact of the crash caused the Durango to collide with a 2016 Hyundai Elantra.
The driver of the Elantra, 31-year-old Raish-Nia Wright, and 49-year-old Paul Ferrara, were both killed instantly in the accident. A second passenger in the Elantra, an 11-year-old child, was rushed to a local hospital for treatment. Authorities confirm that the child succumbed to her injuries after arriving. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the victims who lost their lives in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Louisiana
Every day, traffic-related incidents leave hundreds of people across our state with injuries. Although we can be proactive in ensuring the safety of others sharing the road, there is no way to ensure other motorists provide us with the same care and consideration. In fact, tens of thousands of people are harmed in accidents while hundreds of others do not survive their injuries. Statistics showed that more than 655 people lost their lives in auto accidents throughout the state of Louisiana in 2019. More than 100 people ended up losing their lives as a result of injuries sustained in semi-truck and other commercial vehicle accidents. Accidents involving large vehicles are more likely to result in catastrophic injuries or fatal injuries for those involved.
When people lose their lives in serious accidents, due to the negligence of other drivers, their families may have legal options available to help them move forward. Surviving relatives can reach out to a reputable wrongful death attorney in Louisiana as soon as possible to explore legal options available to help them get the justice they deserve from those who cause them harm.
Our team at Smiley Law Firm truly cares about the well-being of our clients. When families lose loved ones in accidents, we strive to provide them with the best chances of holding wrongdoers accountable and getting the justice they deserve. It is important that you have a team by your side that is committed to guiding and assisting you every step of the way. Our truck accident attorneys in Louisiana are concerned about results, and we make it a priority to be there for each of our clients to answer questions they have, to help them avoid legal missteps, and to deal with the complications that arise throughout the legal process. If your loved one has lost their life as a result of a truck accident, reach out to our personal injury attorneys in Louisiana at your earliest convenience. By calling our team at 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222, we can schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience to explore the legal options available to you.
Note: These posts are constructed with the use of secondary sources. These sources include but are not limited to local and state news stories, local and state police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about injury accidents that take place in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana. We did not independently verify the fact surrounding this accident. If you locate any information that is inaccurate, please contact our firm and we will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will also remove this post upon request.
Disclaimer: These posts are created to raise awareness about the dangers of driving in Louisiana. We hope that by casting light on serious accidents like this one, other drivers will take heed, and avoid being seriously injured in a similar accident. This post is not a solicitation for business. The information contained in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.
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