New Orleans, LA – Man Fatally Hit by Vehicle Standing on I-10
New Orleans, LA (August 18, 2021) – A man was killed after being struck by an oncoming vehicle on a New Orleans highway on Sunday, August 15.
The fatal crash reportedly occurred on Interstate 10 early that morning at around 1:40 a.m. The man had reportedly been involved in another accident on the highway, prompting him to exit the vehicle. It was at this point that the pedestrian was hit by a motor vehicle on the road.
Emergency responders were dispatched to the crash site to provide aid to the injured party. He was taken to a local hospital for the treatment of life-threatening injuries. He was later pronounced dead by attending medical personnel. The identity of the deceased party has not been revealed at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Crashes in New Orleans
Pedestrians have the same right to use the road as everybody else, yet many motorists continue to take proper precautions to look out for walkers. Pedestrian deaths continue to increase year after year, despite a countrywide drop in passenger car mortality rates. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, walkers are 1.5 times more likely to be killed in an accident. Pedestrians have minimal protection in the case of a collision, making them more susceptible to being slain in an accident. In 2017, a pedestrian died in a traffic accident every 88 minutes on average, reaching a total of 5,977 deaths across the country.
It is possible for relatives of a loved one who has died as a result of the negligence of another person to bring a case for wrongful death against that person. In Louisiana, it is possible to bring a wrongful death case in a variety of situations, including car accidents, medical negligence, nursing home neglect, and other forms of misconduct, among others. Following a wrongful death, a victim’s family or estate may be entitled to compensation under Louisiana state law, which can help them compensate for the financial losses that have resulted from the loss of a loved one with the help of a personal injury lawyer in Louisiana.
If you believe that your loved one’s death may have been caused by the negligence of another, it is critical that you consult with an experienced New Orleans wrongful death attorney. Throughout the legal process, Smiley Injury Law will strive to ensure that your interests and legal rights are protected at all times, and our years of experience means that we can assist you in putting together a compelling legal argument on your behalf.
If you or a loved one has been killed or badly wounded as a result of a pedestrian accident, contact our team of pedestrian accident attorneys in New Orleans at (504) 822-2222 as soon as possible for help.
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. 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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