New Orleans, LA – Fatal Pedestrian Accident at Morrison Rd & Read Blvd
New Orleans, LA (July 21, 2021) – A male pedestrian was injured after being involved in a hit-and-run in the New Orleans area on Friday, July 9.
The crash was reported near the crossing of Morrison Road and Read Boulevard that afternoon. At around 1:38 p.m., the man was walking on the sidewalk near the intersection when they were hit by a black Nissan Sentra. The driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle, causing the incident.
The driver stopped briefly before fleeing the scene. The injured pedestrian was taken to a local hospital with a seriously injured leg. The driver was described as a 20 or 30-something-year-old male with blonde hair and a beard. Local authorities are currently seeking information related to the crash.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is being managed by local law enforcement officers. As the inquiry develops, additional details will be released to the public.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Crashes in New Orleans Louisiana
According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a traffic accident. In case of a crash, pedestrians have less protection, making them more prone to sustaining life-threatening injuries. Just like anyone else, pedestrians have a right to use the road. Despite this fact, many drivers fail to take the essential precautions to avoid catastrophic pedestrian accidents.
Pedestrian fatalities have been steadily increasing year after year, despite nationwide reductions in passenger automobile fatality rates. In 2017, a pedestrian died in a traffic incident every 88 minutes on average in the United States, for a total of 5,977 pedestrian deaths.
Major pedestrian accidents are prevalent, and they are more likely to result in life-altering injuries. Drivers frequently disrespect or refuse to observe the right of way, resulting in serious injuries. Pedestrians and cyclists must share the road with other vehicles, yet many of them suffer serious injuries as a consequence of traffic collisions. All vehicles have a responsibility to share the road safely with walkers and to yield the right of way when necessary, but too many drivers fail to do so in critical locations such as crosswalks.
Smiley Injury Law has successfully defended clients who have been seriously injured as a result of careless or reckless driving, and our Louisiana car accident lawyers will work tirelessly to ensure that the motorist who caused your injuries is held accountable for your losses. Our Baton Rouge pedestrian accident attorneys have years of combined experience fighting for the rights of injured pedestrians throughout the state, so we know how to obtain our clients the money they deserve. Pedestrians who are wounded in an accident caused by a negligent motorist should not be held financially responsible.
Call us right now at 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222 to find out what a knowledgeable Louisiana personal injury lawyer can do for 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. This 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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