Denham Springs, LA – Bicyclist Joshua Dore Fatally Struck by Car on LA-16
Denham Springs, LA (September 12, 2021) – A crash occurred in Denham Springs at about 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 12th on LA-16 near Old River Road in Livingston Parish.
Police said the fatal victim was 35-year-old Joshua Dore, a resident of Breaux Bridge. The crash also resulted in the arrest of 59-year-old Terrell Turner, a resident of Walker.
Their investigation showed that the accident took place as Dore was driving south in the southbound lane of LA-16 on a Huffy bicycle. Turner was traveling behind Dore in a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado. For reasons that have yet to be determined, the Chevrolet crashed into the back of the bicycle.
Dore sustained fatal injuries during the crash. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. A routine toxicology sample was obtained from Dore and will be tendered for analysis.
Impairment is suspected on the part of Turner. Additionally, Turner initially fled the scene.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Joshua Dore, at this time.
Bicycle Fatalities in Denham Springs
Bicyclists are two times more likely to sustain deadly injuries after being involved in a traffic collision than a vehicle occupant. Those who survive are forced to contend with a very costly and labor-intensive road to recovery.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that, in one recent year, nearly 129,000 people nationwide needed emergency room treatment and additional medical care for bicycle accident-related injuries. Moreover, 5,376 of those 129,000 eventually died due to their injuries.
Research has found that having more riders on the road typically engenders more protected cycling conditions. In actuality, the percentage of deadly bicycle crashes is significantly lower in areas that have higher volumes of bicycle riders. This is due in part to the resident’s increased awareness of bicycle riders sharing the roadway.
Denham Springs Personal Injury Attorney
When bicyclists are injured in car accidents because of the reckless or negligent actions of another driver, they need to reach out to a Denham Springs bicycle accident lawyer as quickly as possible.
Our bicycle accident attorneys in Denham Springs work diligently to ensure they are able to maximize their recoveries and get the justice they deserve.
If your loved one has lost their life as a result of a car accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in Denham Springs 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.
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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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