Rapides Parish, LA – Diana Winship Struck & Killed by Vehicle on I-49 near Exit 73
Rapides Parish, LA (March 24, 2021) – An auto accident reported on Friday morning claimed one woman’s life. At around 9:20 a.m., on March 19, emergency crews were called to the site of a motor vehicle collision on Interstate 49.
Reports from authorities show that 72-year-old Diana L Winship was driving on the southbound side of Interstate 49 when her vehicle became disabled on the shoulder.
Winship exited her vehicle and was standing next to it in a foggy area when she was struck by a 2012 Ford pickup truck near Exit 73.
Winship was severely injured in the accident. She was rushed to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Diana Winship at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Louisiana
Every year, tens of thousands of people are injured in motor vehicle accidents across our state. Although the majority of these victims are inside vehicles at the time of their accidents, thousands are traveling along roadways on foot. Unlike other motorists, pedestrians are particularly vulnerable to sustaining severe injuries in accidents. This is due to the fact that they do not have steel frames protecting them during collisions.
According to statistics, more than 80% of accidents take place as a result of driver negligence. When motorists are distracted, impaired, or engaged in reckless behaviors, it can have life-altering consequences for others traveling on and near roadways. Pedestrian accidents are often preventable. However, we continue to see the devastating consequences that victims and their families are forced to face. When pedestrians lose their lives in accidents, due to the negligent or reckless actions of motorists, it is imperative that their families reach out to a knowledgeable wrongful death 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.
At Smiley Law Firm, our team strives to help our clients protect their legal rights and best interests after losing loved ones in accidents. Our skilled and competent Louisiana pedestrian accident attorneys have decades of experience helping bereaved families get the justice they deserve for their loved ones. We truly care for our clients and work diligently 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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