Rapides Parish, LA – Kapatrine Sherman Loses Life in Car Crash on US-71
Rapides Parish, LA (June 17, 2021) – Emergency crews were requested at the scene of a motor vehicle accident in the Rapides Parish area that ended in injuries. Just after 4 a.m., on June 16, emergency crews were called to the site of a crash on US Highway 71.
Reports from authorities show that 49-year-old Kapatrine Sherman was walking in the area of US Highway 71 when he was struck by a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria.
Sherman sustained severe injuries in the accident. Emergency crews arrived at the scene to treat the injured victim. However, the severity of his injuries was too great. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Kapatrine Sherman. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Louisiana
Every year, countless pedestrians lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents across the United States. Here in Louisiana, we see our fair share of these unfortunate incidents. Although we like to believe that motorists have our best interest in mind, this is far from true. Instead, hundreds of families are forced to deal with the negative consequences. Not only are families left to endure the mental and emotional pain and suffering of losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident, but they often face towering financial burdens from funeral costs, burial expenses, and the loss of income. Many pedestrians end up injured or lose their lives in crashes due to the negligence of others. When victims are fatally injured in pedestrian collisions, due to the negligent or reckless actions of others, their family members should reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Louisiana as soon as possible. Families may have several legal options available to help them recover.
Working with a competent and trusted legal team can help to ensure families are able to move forward in the best way possible. Our team at Smiley Law Firm truly cares about the well-being of our clients. When families lose loved ones in traffic-related incidents, we strive to provide them with the best chances of holding wrongdoers accountable and getting the justice they deserve. It is important that you have a team by your side that is dedicated to guiding and assisting you every step of the way. Our pedestrian accident attorneys in Louisiana are truly concerned about our clients. For this reason, we work tirelessly to ensure they are able to maximize their recoveries and get the justice they deserve. If your loved one has lost their life as a result of a pedestrian accident, reach out to 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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