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March 3, 2024

New Orleans, LA – Head-on Crash at LA Hwy 1179 & Coleman Rd Leaves One Dead, One Injured

March 3, 2024

New Orleans, LA (August 23, 2021) – On Sunday morning, August 22, Louisiana State Police Troop E responded to a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Louisiana Highway 1179 near Coleman Road and left one woman dead.

An initial investigation revealed that a 2006 Ford Fusion, driven by 44-year-old Brandy R. Hairford, was traveling southbound on Louisiana Highway 1179 around 11:00 a.m. For reasons that are still under investigation, Hairford crossed into the northbound travel lanes and hit a 2013 Dodge Durango head-on.

Hairford sustained fatal injuries in the wreck and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Durango sustained moderate injuries and was rushed to a local hospital to be treated.

Toxicology samples were obtained and submitted for analysis, though the crash remains under investigation at this time.

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

Fatal Car Accidents in New Orleans

New Orleans, LA - Head-on Crash at LA Hwy 1179 & Coleman Rd Leaves One Dead, One InjuredCar accidents happen on Louisiana streets and highways every day. In 2018, over 62,000 collisions took place statewide, claiming the lives of 260 victims and causing injury to 25,645 more.

The New Orleans car accident attorneys at Smiley Law Firm have decades of experience in helping their clients hold negligent drivers responsible. Our attorneys are ready to guide you through this complex legal process and always provide effective and up-to-date legal guidance. 

Louisiana allows driver fault to be assigned in many different ways, through things such as eyewitness accounts, discovery via opposing council, and the testimony of expert witnesses. Although the state affords you a very generous statute of limitations in which to file your claim, it is imperative that you speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to prove your version of events and obtain full and fair financial compensation. 

Anytime a person is harmed in a motor vehicle crash because of the negligence of another, it is important that they get solid legal advice from an experienced wrongful death attorney in New Orleans right away. Victims normally discover they have a wide variety of legal alternatives available to them as they look for financial recovery.

The economic difficulty created by your hospital bills, treatment expenses, lost income, and more, can quickly become unmanageable and overwhelming, making it imperative that you speak with a personal injury attorney shortly after your accident if you plan on seeking financial compensation.   

Our Louisiana personal injury attorneys do what it takes to get our clients the maximum amount of financial compensation allowed by law. If you sustained an injury during a car accident, contact our New Orleans, Louisiana personal injury law firm at 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222. Schedule a free case examination with a member of our legal team of automobile accident attorneys in Louisiana as soon as possible.

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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