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February 24, 2024

New Orleans, LA – Two Dead, One Critically Injured in 7th Ward Car Accident, Fire

February 24, 2024

New Orleans, LA (September 01, 2021) – Two people died and a third was critically injured on Tuesday, September 1st when their car crashed into a tree and burst into flame in New Orleans’ 7th Ward.

The accident took place at about 3:20 p.m. in the river-bound lanes of the 2500 block of Elysian Fields Avenue. 

Police reported that, for unknown reasons, the victim’s Nissan Sentra struck a curb, swerved into the median, hit a tree and a traffic light, and came to an uncontrolled stop in the left lane. The vehicle was then engulfed in flames.

Two people were thrown from the vehicle. 

One of them, a 57-year-old male, was pronounced at the scene. 

Emergency Medical Services transported the second victim, an 85-year-old male, to a local hospital. He passed away due to the severity of his injuries. 

An 83-year-old woman was transported in critical condition.

No additional information has been released.

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

Passenger Fatalities in New Orleans

New Orleans, LA - Two Dead, One Critically Injured in 7th Ward Car Accident, Fire

Passengers who suffer injuries during any kind of motor vehicle accident could be entitled to financial compensation. For those who chose to pursue remuneration, it is essential to secure a reputable attorney who knows the most efficient ways to explore all appropriate and available sources of recovery. 

When someone is hurt in an accident due to another’s negligence, they will have legal avenues open to them. By seeking the legal counsel of a New Orleans personal injury attorney, victims can learn about the various legal avenues they may wish to pursue.  

Lousiana driving laws state that a car’s passenger can’t be held liable for any driver negligence that resulted in the accident. For example, if the driver is behaving carelessly by texting or making phone calls while the passenger is asleep, and this inattention ends in an accident, the passenger is most likely qualified to file a claim and pursue financial compensation for damages against the driver.

New Orleans Personal Injury Attorney

The New Orleans vehicle accident attorneys at Smiley Law Firm have decades of experience in bringing irresponsible people to account. Our team works to support their clients and make sure they get the best possible legal advice. We will always answer any questions our clients have and take care of each legal complexity as it arises. 

Working with a legal team that is sympathetic as well as assertive will give you your best chance at obtaining full and fair financial compensation for your damages.  

The personal injury attorneys at Smiley Law are dedicated to defending a victim’s legal rights and building the strongest claim possible in order to maximize their economic recovery. If you were injured in a road accident, contact our personal injury law firm in New Orleans by calling 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222 to schedule a free evaluation of your case at your earliest convenience.

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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