New Orleans, LA – Pedestrian Killed, Driver Injured in Wreck on I-10
New Orleans, LA (July 17, 2021) – A pedestrian was hit and killed by a car in the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 and the driver was taken to a local hospital with injuries on the morning of Saturday, July 17th
Officers from the New Orleans Police Department responded to reports of a vehicle crash with injuries at about 3:45 a.m. on I-10 in the area of the Norman C. Francis Parkway overpass in New Orleans.
When they arrived at the site, officers located a man lying on the shoulder of the roadway on the exit ramp for Carrollton Avenue/Airline Highway and a silver vehicle stopped in front of railroad tracks close to the scene.
A preliminary investigation by the NOPD revealed that a female driver was heading westbound on the interstate and was maneuvering to merge onto the exit when she hit a man walking alongside the roadway.
Following the impact, the car continued to travel a short distance, eventually leaving the roadway and coming to a stop near the train tracks.
The driver was transported to an area hospital by Emergency Medical Services for treatment of injuries she received during the accident.
The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will release official identification of the decedent upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in New Orleans
According to crash data, about 80% of accidents are the direct result of driver negligence. When drivers are distracted, impaired, or engaging in negligent behaviors, the potential for life-altering consequences to those around them is exponential.
Most pedestrian accidents are avoidable but we continue to see the devastating consequences that victims and their families are forced to face. When pedestrians are killed in accidents, due to the negligent or reckless actions of motorists, it is important that their families reach out to a knowledgeable pedestrian accident attorney in Louisiana as soon as possible. In some cases, families are able to file legal claims against at-fault drivers in order to recover full and fair compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward.
Several thousand victims are injured annually in car accidents across the state. While the majority of crash victims are inside vehicles, thousands of them are on foot. Unlike vehicle occupants, pedestrians are especially vulnerable to sustaining serious injuries in accidents. Unlike a car or truck, pedestrians are not afforded the protection of roll cages, airbags, and steel frames.
Injuries and fatalities are very commonplace amongst passengers and drivers. Pedestrians, however, are even more vulnerable to reckless drivers than any vehicle occupant. Close to 70,000 pedestrians sustain some degree of injury during car accidents every year. Additionally, about 5,000 pedestrians die in car accidents each year due to the heightened risk they are exposed to during times of fog, heavy rain, and other kinds of inclement weather.
At Smiley Law Firm, our team endeavors to help our clients defend their legal rights and best interests after losing loved ones in accidents. Our skilled and reputable Louisiana pedestrian accident attorneys have decades of experience helping bereaved families get the justice they deserve for their loved ones.
We care about our clients and work hard to help them achieve the best possible outcome for their legal claims so they can get the compensation they need for funeral expenses, burial costs, and more. If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident due to the negligence of another driver, contact 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.
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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