Orleans Parish, LA – Pedestrian Fatality on I-10 in New Orleans
Orleans Parish, LA (July 20, 2021) – On the morning of Sunday, July 17th, a pedestrian died after being struck by a car on Interstate 10.
The pedestrian-involved accident took place at about 3:45 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 10, in the area of the Norman C. Francis Parkway Overpass. Upon their arrival, officers discovered an unresponsive male lying on the shoulder of the road at the exit for Carrollton Avenue and Airline Highway. Officers also located an unidentified silver vehicle stopped by the railroad tracks.
Initial reports show that the adult female driver of the vehicle was driving westbound on Interstate 10 and was attempting to merge at the Carrollton Avenue/Airline Drive off-ramp when she struck a pedestrian walking alongside the exit. The driver then continued a short distance before finally coming to a complete stop near the train tracks.
The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was transported by paramedics to an area hospital for medical treatment of her injuries.
This accident remains under investigation.
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.
Pedestrian Deaths in New Orleans
The majority of pedestrian accidents are preventable but Louisiana continues to witness the disastrous consequences that victims and their families have to endure. 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.
Almost every single day, Louisiana pedestrians are struck by vehicles and badly injured as they are taking a walk, crossing a street, going for a jog, or simply waiting by the side of the road. A pedestrian has much higher odds of receiving an injury than the occupant of a vehicle. According to Louisiana law, drivers are required to watch for and be aware of pedestrians and show due care to make sure they don’t run them over. Sadly, a lot of drivers fail to notice pedestrians who end up dead or badly injured as a result.
At Smiley Law Firm, our team strives to assist our clients in defending both their legal rights and their 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.
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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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