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April 19, 2024

Deville, LA – Motorcyclist Brandon D. Warthen Fatally Injured in Crash on Philadelphia Rd

April 19, 2024

Deville, LA (August 17, 2021) – Louisiana State Police have opened an investigation into the cause of a fatal two-vehicle accident on Philadelphia Road in Rapides Parish on Tuesday, August 17th that ended the life of Deville resident 31-year-old Brandon D. Warthen.  

A preliminary investigation has established that, at about 4:00 p.m., a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado, pulling a trailer was traveling northbound on Philadelphia Road. As the Silverado neared a private driveway, the operator shifted into the southbound lane and slowed in order to make a righthand turn. This maneuver resulted in the trailer being struck by a 2011 Suzuki GSX, driven by Warthen, who was then ejected from the bike.

Despite wearing a DOT-approved helmet, Warthen sustained mortal injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene. 

The driver of the Silverado, although unrestrained at the time of the crash, was unharmed.

Toxicology samples were taken and relinquished for analysis. 

This accident is under investigation.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Brandon D. Warthen, at this time.

Rear-End Accidents in Deville

8.17 Deville, LA - Motorcyclist Brandon D. Warthen Pronounced On Scene After Wreck on Philadelphia Rd

When one vehicle tailgates another, any slowing or braking done by the leading car can easily cause the second to crash into its rear-end. The force of the resulting impact could be enough to thrust the first car into the rear-end of the vehicle in front of it, causing serious damage to multiple victims and multiple vehicles.

When an accident that stems from another person’s negligence causes someone harm, it is imperative that they reach out to a dependable Deville car accident attorney as soon as they are able. Most collision victims are entitled to financial compensation intended to help alleviate the financial obstacles they are sure to face.

Simultaneous rear-end collisions, also called chain-reaction accidents, are a style of accident that is common in Louisiana. They are most often caused by tailgating, or one vehicle following too closely to another. Driving laws in Louisiana require drivers to keep a reasonable distance between themselves and other vehicles at all times. 

Our Deville personal injury attorneys invest fully in our clients and work tirelessly to ensure they receive the full amount of financial compensation to which they are entitled. If you were injured in a vehicle collision, do not hesitate to speak with our car accident attorneys in New Orleans, Louisiana by calling our offices at 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222, and schedule a no-obligation case evaluation to learn about the legal options you have available.

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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