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March 3, 2024

Schriever, LA – Richard Vizier Dies in Motorcycle Accident on W. Main St

March 3, 2024

Schriever, LA (September 12, 2021) – On Saturday, September 11th, at about 11:00 a.m., Louisiana State Police were notified of a two-vehicle collision with serious injuries at the intersection of West Main Street and LA-311 in Terrebonne Parish.

48-year-old Richard Vizier, a resident of Thibodaux, was killed during the accident.

An investigation concluded that Austin Wernich, a resident of Schriever, had been driving westbound on LA-311 in a 2010 Dodge Nitro. As he neared the intersection of West Main Street, he came to a controlled stop at a stop sign.ย 

Vizier, who was riding on a 2020 Harley-Davidson Street Glide, was heading southbound on West Main Street in the lefthand lane. Wernich failed to yield the right-of-way and started to enter the intersection, pulling directly into the path of the Harley-Davidson. This caused the motorcycle to strike Wernichโ€™s vehicle, ejecting Vizier from the bike.

Even though Vizier was wearing a DOT-approved helmet, he sustained serious injuries during the impact. He was transported by Acadian Ambulance to Thibodaux Regional Medical Center where he later passed away.ย 

Wernich, who was buckled up at the time of the accident, was unharmed during the crash. ,ย 

A toxicology sample was obtained from Vizier and handed over for analysis.ย 

Wernich gave a voluntary breath sample. No alcohol was detected.ย 

This accident is under investigation by the Louisiana State Police.

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

Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Schriever

Schriever, LA - Richard Vizier Dies in Motorcycle Accident on W. Main St

Fatal collisions are a grim reality faced by motorcyclists far more frequently than the occupants of other motor vehicles. While only 4% of all registered vehicles in Louisiana are motorcycles, the stateโ€™s Office of Motor Vehicles has recorded that more than 40 fatal Louisiana motorcycle accidents took place in 2017.

Severe injuries, like traumatic brain injury or even wrongful death, are often the result of motorcycle accidents, especially when the collision involves another vehicle. This is because motorcycles do not provide any of the safety features that occupants of a passenger vehicle often take for granted, such as seat belts, a roll cage, and airbags, leaving riders susceptible to enduring severe internal injuries, as well as injuries to their spinal cord and brain.ย 

These life-altering injuries can cost several thousand dollars in medical expenses that cause the rider and their family to suffer an economic hardship from which they may never recover.ย 

Schriever Motorcycle Crash Attorneys

The Schriever personal injury lawyers at Smiley Law Firm cares about the well-being of their clients. When families lose someone they love in an accident, we endeavor to provide them with the best chances of holding offenders accountable and getting the justice they deserve. It is essential that you have a team by your side that is committed to advising and assisting in every way possible.ย 

Our motorcycle accident attorneys in Schriever are focused on results, and we make it a priority to be there for each of our clients to answer questions they have, to help them bypass common legal mistakes, and to deal with the difficulties that so often come up during the legal process.ย 

If your loved one has lost their life as a result of a motorcycle accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in Schriever at your earliest convenience. By speaking with 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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