New Orleans, LA – Pedestrian Dies After Being Knocked Off Overpass on I-610 Near Elysian Fields
New Orleans, LA (June 18, 2021) – On Sunday, July 13th, one man was killed when a car struck him while he was walking along Interstate 610 in New Orleans.
The accident happened at about 2:15 a.m. on the eastbound side of Interstate 610 in the area of Elysian Fields when a man walking along the lefthand side of the interstate was struck by a Didge Challenger.
Reports show that the impact knocked the man over the guardrail and he fell onto the roadway near the intersection of Benefit Street and St. Anthony Avenue.
The man was pronounced dead on the scene.
The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene and has cooperated with investigators. Impairment is not believed to be a factor in this accident.
This accident is under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Fatalities in New Orleans
Almost every day, pedestrians in Louisiana are hit by cars and trucks and endure serious injuries while they are simply taking a walk, crossing the street, going for a jog, and just waiting or walking by the side of the road. Pedestrians face a considerably heightened threat of being injured than the occupant of any vehicle. Louisiana laws state that drivers are expected to look out for and be mindful of pedestrians and show due care in order to make sure they don’t hit them or run them over. Sadly, many drivers fail to watch for pedestrians resulting in avoidable injuries and fatalities.
When pedestrians are fatally injured in car accidents because of the reckless or negligent actions of another driver, their immediate family members should contact a wrongful death attorney in Louisiana as quickly as possible.
Retaining the support of a responsive and aggressive legal team will help to ensure your family is able to move forward in the best way possible. The legal team at Smiley Law Firm truly cares about the welfare of our clients. When families lose loved ones in car crashes, we strive to make sure they have the best chances of seeing justice done and receiving full and fair remuneration. It is imperative that you have a strong team on your side, one that is committed to assisting and guiding you every step of the way.
Our car accident attorneys in Louisiana work diligently to ensure they are able to maximize their recoveries and get the justice they deserve. If your loved one has lost their life as a result of a car accident, reach out to 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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