Richland Parish, LA – Ian Pettit Killed in Truck Crash on I-20 near Holly Ridge
Richland Parish, LA (May 26, 2021) – A motor vehicle accident reported on Sunday evening claimed one person’s life just outside of Holly Ridge. Just before 6:30 p.m., on May 23, emergency crews were called to the site of a crash on Interstate 20.
Reports from local authorities show that 32-year-old Ian Pettit of Dehli was driving a 2015 Kia Sorento east on Interstate 20 when his vehicle was involved in a crash with a semi-truck tractor-trailer. The Sorento became dislodged under the semi-truck, trapping Pettit inside, before catching on fire.
Emergency crews arrived at the scene. However, Pettit was pronounced deceased from his injuries. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Ian Pettit. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Louisiana
Every day, traffic-related incidents leave hundreds of people across our state with injuries. Although we can be proactive in ensuring the safety of others sharing the road, there is no way to ensure other motorists provide us with the same care and consideration. In fact, tens of thousands of people are harmed in accidents while hundreds of others do not survive their injuries. Statistics showed that more than 655 people lost their lives in auto accidents throughout the state of Louisiana in 2019. More than 100 people ended up losing their lives as a result of injuries sustained in semi-truck and other commercial vehicle accidents. Accidents involving large vehicles are more likely to result in catastrophic injuries or fatal injuries for those involved.
When people lose their lives in serious accidents, due to the negligence of other drivers, their families may have legal options available to help them move forward. Surviving relatives can reach out to a reputable wrongful death attorney in Louisiana as soon as possible to explore legal options available to help them get the justice they deserve from those who cause them harm.
Our team at Smiley Law Firm truly cares about the well-being of our clients. When families lose loved ones in accidents, 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 committed to guiding and assisting you every step of the way. Our truck accident attorneys in Louisiana are concerned about results, and we make it a priority to be there for each of our clients to answer questions they have, to help them avoid legal missteps, and to deal with the complications that arise throughout the legal process. If your loved one has lost their life as a result of a truck 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.
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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