Carencro, LA – Felton Hopkins Injured in Pedestrian Crash on I-49 Frontage Rd
Carencro, LA (April 16, 2021) – An automobile accident reported in the Carencro area ended in injuries. Just before 6 a.m., on April 13, emergency crews were notified that a pedestrian accident required attention.
According to reports, 55-year-old Angella Richards was driving a 2013 Cadillac SUV on Interstate 49 Frontage Road when her vehicle struck a pedestrian.
The pedestrian, who was identified as 54-year-old Felton Hopkins, was injured in the accident. He was rushed to a local hospital where he was admitted in critical condition. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, and everyone who was affected by this accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Louisiana
Every day, tens of thousands of people across our state opt to walk instead of using motor vehicles for transportation. A lot of people choose this method of transportation due to its cost, health benefits, and ease. Although we like to think people are safer when traveling outside of vehicles, this is far from true. Between 2003 and 2012, more than 1,028 pedestrians lost their lives in auto accidents in our state. Tens of thousands more are left with injuries that require medical treatment.
Given the fact that pedestrians are outside of their vehicles at the time of their accidents, they are at an increased risk of suffering injuries that leave them with permanently disabling conditions. These and other serious injuries require both immediate care and long-term treatment, like therapy and rehabilitation. Sometimes, treatment can last for several years or indefinitely, depending on the severity of the injuries. When pedestrians are injured in accidents due to the negligence of others, they may have legal options available to them. By consulting with a personal injury attorney in Louisiana, victims can explore the legal options that are available to help them move forward and recover.
The Louisiana pedestrian accident attorneys at Smiley Law Firm have decades of experience helping clients hold wrongdoers accountable after being harmed. Our team remains available for our clients and strives to provide responsive and effective legal guidance, answer questions our clients have, and deal with legal complications as they arise. Our Louisiana personal injury attorneys are dedicated to protecting the legal rights of our clients to ensure they are able to maximize their recoveries and get the compensation they need and deserve. From drafting contracts to reviewing full-fledged litigations, our team understands personal injury law, the unique needs of our clients, and the legal options available to help each one of them move forward after being harmed. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact our personal injury law firm at 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222. Schedule a free case review with our team of responsive and knowledgeable pedestrian accident attorneys in Louisiana at your earliest convenience to discuss legal options available for 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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