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September 28, 2021

Terrebonne Parish, LA – Scott Danos Killed in Motorcycle Accident on LA-3040

September 28, 2021

Terrebonne Parish, LA (August 10, 2021) – On Tuesday, August 10, at about 10:00 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troopers responded to the scene of a fatal two-vehicle accident on Louisiana Highway 3040 at the Enterprise Drive intersection in Terrebonne Parish. 

The deceased has since been identified as 63-year-old Scott Danos, a resident of Cut Off.

An investigation determined that Danos was riding northbound in the righthand lane of LA 3040 on a 2020 Harley-Davidson Roadster. As he entered the intersection of Enterprise Drive, he collided with a westbound 2021 Chevrolet Equinox that was crossing over LA 3040 on Enterprise Drive.

Even though he was wearing a DOT-approved helmet, Danos sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Terrebonne Parish Coroner’s Office. 

The driver of the Chevrolet sustained non-critical injuries.

A toxicology sample was collected from Danos and will be submitted for analysis. 

The driver of the Chevrolet 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. Scott Danos,  at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.

Motorcycle Fatalities in Terrebonne Parish

8.10 Terrebonne Parish, LA - Scott Danos Killed in Motorcycle Accident on LA-3040

Fatal collisions are a gruesome reality faced by motorcycle riders far more often than the occupants of other motor vehicles. Although only 4% of all registered vehicles in Louisiana are motorcycles, the state’s Office of Motor Vehicles has recorded that almost 300 fatal Louisiana vehicle accidents happened in 2017, over 40 of which were on motorcycles.

Our team at Smiley Law Firm cares about the well-being of our clients. When families lose someone they love in an accident, we endeavor to provide them with the best chances of holding offenders accountable and getting the justice they deserve. It is essential 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 interested in results, and we make it a priority to be there for each of our clients to answer questions they have, to help them bypass common legal mistakes, and to deal with the difficulties that so often come up during the legal process. 

Severe injuries, like traumatic brain injury or even wrongful death, are often the result of motorcycle accidents, especially when the collision involves another vehicle. This is because motorcycles do not provide any of the safety features that occupants of a passenger vehicle often take for granted, such as seat belts, a roll cage, and airbags, leaving riders susceptible to enduring severe internal injuries, as well as injuries to their spinal cord and brain. 

These life-altering injuries can cost several thousand dollars in medical expenses that cause the rider and their family to suffer an economic hardship from which they may never recover. 

If your loved one has lost their life as a result of a motorcycle accident, reach out to our wrongful death 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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