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Tangipahoa Parish, LA – Brandon Verneuil Dies in Motorcycle Accident on LA-40

May 26, 2024

Tangipahoa Parish, LA (July 31, 2021) – On Friday, July 30th, at about 3:15 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troopers were called to investigate a deadly collision on State Highway 40 in the area of State Highway 442 in Tangipahoa Parish. 

The fatal victim has since been identified as 36-year-old Brandon Verneuil, a resident of Ponchatoula.

Investigators learned that Verneuil was driving westbound on State Highway 40 on a 2012 Harley-Davidson just as a 2019 Hino commercial vehicle, driven by 36-year-old Bismal Perez Sanchez of Hialeah, Florida. was heading in the opposite direction. 

For reasons that have not yet been determined, Sanchez neglected to yield the right-of-way and attempted to make a lefthand turn across the westbound lane, directly into the path of Verneuil’s Harley-Davidson, causing the two vehicles to collide with one another.  

Even though Verneuil was wearing a DOT-approved motorcycle helmet, he received fatal injuries during the crash. He was pronounced deceased on the scene. 

Sanchez was properly restrained and was unharmed during the incident. 

As part of the ongoing investigation, a blood sample was obtained from Verneuil for routine laboratory analysis. 

A chemical breath test was administered to Sanchez and revealed no signs of impairment. 

This crash remains under investigation.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Brandon Verneuil, at this time.

Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Tangipahoa Parish

7.31 Tangipahoa Parish, LA - Brandon Verneuil Dies in Motorcycle Accident on LA-40

According to Louisiana law, the family of passengers who are killed during bus, truck, motorcycle, and car accidents could be entitled to financial recovery. It is important that surviving family members hire an attorney who is familiar with the most efficient ways to successfully pursue all appropriate and available sources of economic compensation. 

Life-ending accidents are a harsh reality encountered by bikers far more often than the driver or passengers of any other motor vehicle. Although only 4% of registered vehicles in the state of Louisiana are motorcycles, the state’s Office of Motor Vehicles has noted that almost 300 fatal Louisiana vehicle accidents happened in 2017, more than 40 of which were motorcyclists.

Our team at Smiley Law Firm genuinely cares about the well-being of our clients. When families lose loved ones in accidents, we aim to provide them with the best chances of holding lawbreakers accountable and getting the justice they deserve. It is important that you have a team by your side that is committed to advising 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 circumvent legal mistakes, and to deal with the complications that arise throughout the legal process. 

Working with a legal team that is sympathetic as well as assertive will give you your best chance at obtaining full and fair financial compensation for your damages.  

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 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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