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April 19, 2024

St. James Parish. LA – Marsden Geason Killed in Auto-Pedestrian Accident Near Sunshine Bridge

April 19, 2024

St. James Parish, LA (July 09, 2021) – At about 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 8, Louisiana State Police responded to a fatal pedestrian accident on Louisiana Highway 70 near Sunshine Bridge in St. James Parish. 

The deceased was identified as 66-year-old Marsden Geason, a resident of St. James.

An investigation revealed that a 2014 Toyota Tacoma was driving westbound on LA 70 in the outside lane when Geason was struck. 

According to the St. James Parish Coroner’s Office, he suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.

A toxicology sample was obtained from Geason and will be submitted for analysis.

The driver was unharmed and provided a breath sample that showed no alcohol present. 

This crash remains under investigation.

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

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in St. James Parish

7.09 St. James Parish. LA - Marsden Geason Killed in Auto-Pedestrian Accident Near Sunshine Bridge

As reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a pedestrian injury occurs once every 9 minutes, and a pedestrian is fatally struck once every two hours somewhere in the United States. Almost 5,000 pedestrians died as a result of car accidents in 2014. In that same year, 15% of all vehicular deaths were pedestrian fatalities.

Anytime a victim is harmed in a motor vehicle crash because of the negligence of another, it is important that they solicit reliable legal advice from an experienced car crash attorney in Louisiana right away. Victims typically discover that they have a wide variety of legal alternatives available to them as they seek financial recovery.

The compassionate Louisiana pedestrian accident attorneys at Smiley Law Firm have decades of experience in helping our clients hold negligent drivers responsible. Our attorneys are available to guide you through the legal process and endeavor to provide up-to-date and effective legal guidance. 

Our Louisiana personal injury attorneys do what it takes to get our clients the maximum amount of financial compensation allowed by law. If you sustained an injury during a car accident, contact our personal injury law firm at 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222. Schedule a free case examination with a member of our legal team of automobile accident attorneys in Louisiana as soon as possible.

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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