Terrytown, LA – Kiet Do Fatal Victim of Hit-and-Run Driver on Behrman Hwy
Terrytown, LA (September 06, 2021) – On September 5th, at about 8:00 p.m., Louisiana State Police opened an investigation into a fatal pedestrian accident on Behrman Highway in the area of Park Place, in Jefferson parish.
The deceased has since been identified as 52-year-old Kiet Do, a resident of Gretna.
An investigation determined that the crash took place when Mr. Do was walking alongside the eastbound lanes of Behrman Highway when he was hit by an unknown vehicle, which then fled the scene.
After being struck, Mr. Do was left injured and lying in the roadway. He was then run over by several other vehicles.
Due to damage from Hurricane Ida, the area of the crash was very dark with no illumination from street lights.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Kiet Do, at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Terrytown
Every day, millions of people get where they need to go by walking. Regardless of whether you are walking to school or work or are crossing a parking lot to go to the market, almost everyone is a pedestrian for at least a brief period every single day. Unfortunately, this means they are also at risk.
In Louisiana, several thousand pedestrians are hurt and hundreds more die each year due to reckless, careless, and negligent drivers. The Louisiana State University Center for Analytics & Research in Transportation Safety reported that pedestrian deaths increased by over 15% in 2020.
Just like other kinds of car accidents, most collisions involving pedestrians can be attributed to negligence. Drivers have an obligation to act reasonably and with care to prevent potentially deadly collisions with those on foot. Sadly, drivers often fail to take the precautions necessary to avoid running over pedestrians and the results are usually catastrophic.
Terrytown Wrongful Death Attorneys
When people are gravely injured in any kind of accident from the negligent or malicious act of another, their immediate family members might be entitled to file a claim of wrongful death with a Terrytown wrongful death attorney right away.
It is important that grieving families have a dependable legal team on their side; one that is devoted to supporting and advising you from beginning to end. Our car accident attorneys in Terrytown work diligently to help defend the legal rights and best interests of our clients.
Non-economic damages, such as loss of companionship, can also be awarded in wrongful death suits. A Louisiana personal injury attorney will know the most effective methods and strategies to help you see a successful outcome to your wrongful death claim.
If your loved one was killed in a car accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in Terrytown as soon as possible. Speak with someone on our team by calling 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222, and asking us to schedule your free case review so you can learn about your legal options.
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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