Gloster, LA – Teenager Killed in Pedestrian Accident on Red Bluff Rd
Gloster, LA (July 25, 2021) – At about 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 24th, Troopers from the Louisiana State Police opened an investigation into a pedestrian-involved accident that left a 17-year-old girl dead on Red Bluff Road, in the area of U.S. Highway 171.
Investigators found that a 2005 Dodge Ram pickup, driven by 23-year-old Noah Roberts, a resident of Keithville, was heading eastbound along Red Bluff Road while the victim and another pedestrian were walking along the roadside. As Robert’s vehicle crested a hill in the road, he struck the victim.
Roberts was unharmed during the incident.
The teenage girl was transported by paramedics to Ochsner Louisiana State University Health Shreveport, where she was pronounced dead.
Even though impairment is not thought to be a factor in this accident, routine toxicology samples were obtained and will be turned in for analysis.
This accident remains under investigation by state police.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Fatalities in Gloster
Almost every single day, Louisiana pedestrians are struck by vehicles and badly injured as they are taking a walk, crossing a street, going for a jog, or simply waiting by the side of the road. A pedestrian has much higher odds of receiving an injury than the occupant of a vehicle.
The majority of pedestrian accidents are preventable but Louisiana continues to witness the disastrous consequences that victims and their families have to endure. When pedestrians are killed in accidents, due to motorists’ negligent or reckless actions, it is important that their families reach out to a knowledgeable pedestrian accident attorney in Louisiana as soon as possible.
According to Louisiana law, drivers are required to watch for and be aware of pedestrians and show due care to make sure they don’t run them over. Sadly, a lot of drivers fail to notice pedestrians who end up dead or badly injured as a result.
At Smiley Law Firm, our team strives to assist our clients in defending both their legal rights and their best interests after losing loved ones in accidents. Our skilled and reputable Louisiana pedestrian accident attorneys have decades of experience helping bereaved families get the justice they deserve for their loved ones.
In some cases, families can file legal claims against at-fault drivers to recover full and fair compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward.
We care about our clients and work hard to help them achieve the best possible outcome for their legal claims so they can get the compensation they need for funeral expenses, burial costs, and more. If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident due to the negligence of another driver, contact 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.
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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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