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May 26, 2024

LaSalle Parish, LA – 11-Year-Old Killed in Car Accident on LA-773

May 26, 2024

LaSalle Parish, LA (September 14, 2021) – On Monday, September 13th, at about 9:00 p.m., Louisiana State Police responded to reports of a fatal crash on LA-773.

The accident resulted in the death of an 11-year-old juvenile passenger from Trout.

An investigation showed that a 2014 Chevrolet Caprice, driven by a 17-year-old, was heading northbound on LA-773. For reasons that have yet to be determined, the car left the paved portion of the roadway and crashed into several trees.

The 11-year-old juvenile, who was properly restrained, sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. 

The 17-year-old driver, who was also properly restrained, sustained moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. 

Another passenger, a 15-year-old, sustained moderate injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital. 

A toxicology sample was obtained and submitted for analysis. 

This accident is under investigation.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Passenger Injuries in LaSalle Parish

LaSalle Parish, LA - 11-Year-Old Killed in Car Accident on LA-773

Lousiana driving laws state that a car’s passenger can’t be held liable for any driver negligence that resulted in the accident. For example, if the driver is behaving carelessly by texting or making phone calls while the passenger is asleep, and this inattention ends in an accident, the passenger is most likely qualified to file a claim and pursue financial compensation for damages against the driver.

Passengers who suffer injuries during any kind of motor vehicle accident could be entitled to financial compensation. For those who chose to pursue remuneration, it is essential to secure a reputable attorney who knows the most efficient ways to explore all appropriate and available sources of recovery. 

LaSalle Parish Personal Injury Attorney

When someone is hurt in an accident due to another’s negligence, they will have legal avenues open to them. By seeking the legal counsel of a LaSalle Parish personal injury attorney, victims can learn about the various legal avenues they may wish to pursue.  

The LaSalle Parish vehicle accident attorneys at Smiley Law Firm have decades of experience in bringing irresponsible people to account. Our team works to support their clients and make sure they get the best possible legal advice. We will always answer any questions our clients have and take care of each legal complexity as it arises. 

Working with a legal team that is sympathetic as well as assertive will give you your best chance at obtaining full and fair financial compensation for your damages.  

The personal injury attorneys at Smiley Law are dedicated to defending a victim’s legal rights and building the strongest claim possible in order to maximize their economic recovery. If you were injured in a road accident, contact our personal injury lawyers in LaSalle Parish by calling 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222 to schedule a free evaluation of your case at your earliest convenience.

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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