Shreveport, LA – Valerie Parker Fatally Hit By Police Car in Caddo Parish
Shreveport, LA (August 24, 2021) – Authorities in northwest Louisiana say that a police car hit and killed a pedestrian on Sunday evening, August 22.
Few details are available, but authorities with the Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office identified the deceased woman on Monday as 48-year-old Valerie Parker. A news release reported that she was hit by a marked Shreveport police car around 10:45 p.m. Sunday. EMS units responded to the site of the accident and attempted life-saving measures on Parker, though she was pronounced dead before she could be transported to an area medical center.
Authorities also reported that the officer was on duty, and investigators are looking into whether the officer was responding to a call. The coroner’s office said it will perform an autopsy on Parker.
The investigation is ongoing at this time, and further details surrounding the incident have not been released.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Barry Pace, at this time.
Pedestrian Fatalities in Shreveport
Louisiana laws state that drivers are expected to look out for and be mindful of pedestrians and show due care in order to make sure they don’t hit them or run them over. Sadly, many drivers fail to watch for pedestrians resulting in avoidable injuries and fatalities.
Retaining the support of a responsive and aggressive legal team will help to ensure your family is able to move forward in the best way possible. The legal team at Smiley Law Firm truly cares about the welfare of our clients.
When pedestrians are fatally injured in car accidents because of the reckless or negligent actions of another driver, their immediate family members should contact a wrongful death attorney in Shreveport as quickly as possible.
Almost every day, pedestrians in Louisiana are hit by cars and trucks and endure serious injuries while they are simply taking a walk, crossing the street, going for a jog, and just waiting or walking by the side of the road. Pedestrians face a considerably heightened threat of being injured than the occupant of any vehicle.
Our pedestrian accident attorneys in Shreveport, LA work diligently to ensure they are able to maximize their recoveries and get the justice they deserve.
When families lose loved ones in pedestrian accidents, we strive to make sure they have the best chances of seeing justice done and receiving full and fair remuneration. It is imperative that you have a strong team on your side, one that is committed to assisting and guiding you every step of the way.
Shreveport Wrongful Death Attorneys
If you have been seriously injured or 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 as soon as possible after you’ve suffered from a crash that’s occurred through no fault of your own. Our attorneys can help you explore the legal options available to you in your time of need.
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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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