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September 27, 2021

Orleans Parish, LA – Marley Mencer Fatally Struck While Working to Restore Power in New Orleans

September 27, 2021

Orleans Parish, LA (September 06, 2021) – As the state tries to recover from the aftereffect of Hurricane Ida, several emergency and work crews from Arkansas came down to help clean up and restore power.

One of the people sent to help was Marley Mencer, a lineman who traveled to New Orleans to help restore power.

Over the weekend, Mencer was run over while on duty. He passed away due to his injuries.

Mencer was a lead driver with Howard Transportation based out of Little Rock. He was with the company for 17 years.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Marley Mencer, at this time.

Pedestrian Fatalities in Orleans Parish

9.06 Orleans Parish, LA - Marley Mencer Fatally Struck While Working to Restore Power in New Orleans

Almost 70% of pedestrian fatalities take place at night. Although drivers are supposed to be aware of their surroundings, this is rarely the case. This means pedestrians need to stay vigilant while walking near a roadway. 

Basic precautions like wearing reflective clothing, staying alert, not walking too close to the street, and walking against the flow of traffic can help you avoid being hit by a distracted or speeding motorist.

Daily, 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. 

Orleans Parish Wrongful Death Attorneys

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 Orleans Parish as quickly as possible.  

When families lose loved ones in pedestrian accidents, we strive to make sure they have the best chances of getting justice and receiving full compensation. 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 Orleans Parish personal injury attorneys work diligently to ensure they are able to maximize their recoveries and get the justice they deserve. 

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. 

If your loved one has lost their life as a result of a car accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in Orleans Parish 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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