New Orleans, LA – Unidentified Man Killed in One Car Crash Moments After Surviving Another on I-10
New Orleans, LA (August 16, 2021) – A man was killed when he was hit by a car on Interstate 10 on the morning of Sunday, August 15th after he exited his vehicle which had been involved in another accident just moments before.
The occupants of the striking vehicle were transported by Emergency Medical Services to a nearby hospital. Their medical statuses were not immediately available.
Officers from the New Orleans Police Department’s Seventh District were dispatched to the scene at about 1:35 a.m. Paramedics took the victim to a hospital via ambulance in an effort to save his life, but he was pronounced dead by a medical professional at 3:42 a.m.
The victim’s identity has not been released pending notification of next of kin.
Officers originally reported the event as a hit and run since it appeared that none of the people in the third vehicle had remained on the scene.
Further inquiry determined that the occupants of that vehicle were all taken to the hospital but their names had not been turned over to the police, causing officers to believe that they had fled the scene. A relative of one of the victims saw the news report and informed the police of what had happened.
The driver of the vehicle has since spoken with investigators from the NOPD and has cooperated with the investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the 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.
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 New Orleans as quickly as possible.
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.
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.
Our car accident attorneys in New Orleans work diligently to ensure they are able to maximize their recoveries and get the justice they deserve.
When families lose loved ones in pedestrian accidents, 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.
If your loved one has lost their life as a result of a car accident, reach out to our personal injury attorneys in New Orleans, 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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