Scott, LA – Mykel Francis Killed in Pedestrian Accident on Roper Dr
Scott, LA (June 17, 2021) – One person has lost their life following a motor vehicle accident in Scott on Monday. On June 14, emergency crews were notified that their assistance was needed at the scene of an accident on Roper Drive.
Reports from local authorities show that 31-year-old Mykel Francis was walking in the area of 1600 Roper Drive when he was struck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, 35-year-old Andres Lopez Ruiz, fled the scene of the crash without stopping.
Francis sustained severe injuries in the accident. He was rushed to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries. Ruiz was subsequently arrested and is facing an array of charges related to this accident. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Mykel Francis. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Louisiana
Over 655 people are killed in motor vehicle accidents across the state of Louisiana. In many instances, victims are traveling outside of their vehicles at the time of the accident. Although we like to believe that drivers have our best interest in mind, this is simply not true. Instead, hundreds of families are left 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, but they often face overwhelming financial burdens from funeral costs, burial expenses, and the loss of income. Many pedestrians end up injured or lose their lives in accidents due to the negligence of others. When victims are fatally injured in pedestrian accidents, 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 an array of legal options available to help them recover.
Working with an aggressive and knowledgeable 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 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 pedestrian accident attorneys in Louisiana are truly concerned about our clients. For this reason, we work aggressively 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 car 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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