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April 15, 2024

New Orleans, LA – Teenager Killed in Pile-Up Accident on I-10 Near Bonnabel Blvd

April 15, 2024

New Orleans, LA (June 20, 2021) – On Saturday, July 19th, a 16-year-old boy was killed and two other people were injured during a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 10 in New Orleans.

The accident occurred at about 11:00 p.m. in the area of Bonnabel Boulevard in Metairie when two cars collided in the eastbound lanes, setting off a chain-reaction accident.  

Police said that four vehicles were involved in the initial crash. A fifth vehicle collided with one of the wrecked vehicles and then struck three people who were standing near the left shoulder of the roadway.

Upon their arrival, paramedics transported the 16-year-old to a local hospital in critical condition where he passed away due to his injuries. 

One of the victims who was struck by the fifth vehicle sustained serious injuries. The third victim received moderate injuries. 

The driver of the fifth vehicle was not hurt. Impairment is unknown at this time and blood samples were obtained from all drivers.

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

Chain-Reaction Accidents in New Orleans

6.20 New Orleans, LA - Teenager Killed in Pile-Up Accident on I-10 Near Bonnabel Blvd

Multi-vehicle accidents, also known as chain-reaction accidents, are a common style of Louisiana car accident that is most often caused by tailgating, or one vehicle following too closely to another. Louisiana driving law requires drivers to keep a reasonable distance between themselves and other vehicles at all times. 

When one vehicle tailgates another, any slowing or braking done by the leading car can easily cause the second to crash into its rear-end. The force of the resulting impact could be enough to thrust the first car into the rear-end of the vehicle in front of it, causing serious damage to multiple victims and multiple vehicles.

Our Louisiana auto accident attorneys at Smiley Law Firm genuinely care about the health and welfare of our clients. When victims are hurt in accidents through no fault of their own, we work diligently to ensure they see justice, financial recovery, and their wrongdoers brought to account. 

When an accident that stems from another person’s negligence causes someone harm, it is imperative that they reach out to a dependable Louisiana car accident attorney as soon as they are able. Most collision victims are entitled to financial compensation intended to help alleviate the financial obstacles they are sure to face.

Our Louisiana personal injury attorneys invest fully in our clients and work tirelessly to ensure they receive the full amount of financial compensation to which they are entitled. If you were injured in a vehicle collision, do not hesitate to speak with our car accident attorneys in Louisiana by calling our offices at 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222, and schedule a no-obligation case evaluation to learn about the legal options you have available.

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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