Swartz, LA – Thomas Deaton, Jr Killed in Crash on LA-139 near LA-134
Swartz, LA (June 12, 2021) – An automobile accident reported on Monday evening claimed one man’s life. At around 6 p.m., on June 7, emergency crews were notified that an accident took place on Louisiana State Highway 139.
Reports from authorities show that a 2003 GMC Sonoma, driven by 35-year-old Jorge Rodriguez-Zuniga, was traveling north on Louisiana State Highway 139 when it collided with a 2015 Yamaha motorcycle, driven by 74-year-old Thomas Deaton, Jr., near Louisiana State Highway 134.
Deaton was ejected from his vehicle, suffering from severe injuries. Authorities rushed to the scene and pronounced the man deceased. Rodriguez-Zuniga showed signs of impairment and was arrested. At this time, the Louisiana State Police is investigating the crash.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Thomas Deaton, Jr.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Louisiana
Hundreds of people across our state are left with injuries every day following motor vehicle accidents. Although we hope everyone will recover from their injuries, hundreds of people end up passing away. Statistics from 2019 show that more than 655 people lost their lives in auto accidents throughout the state of Louisiana. More than 70 people ended up losing their lives as a result of injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents. Crashes involving motorcycles and other similar vehicles are more likely to result in catastrophic injuries or fatal injuries for those involved.
When victims lose their lives in serious crashes, due to the negligence of other motorists, 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 motorcycle 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 motorcycle 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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