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April 17, 2024

Waggaman, LA – 10-Year-Old Killed in Crash Near Modern Farms Rd

April 17, 2024

Waggaman, LA (July 04, 2021) – The Louisiana State Police are investigating a single-vehicle accident that caused the death of a 10-year-old child on Saturday, July 3rd in Jefferson Parish.

The crash occurred at about 11:00 p.m. on State Highway 18 in the area of Modern Farms Road in Waggaman. 

Police reports state that the driver of the car, Randolph Martin Jr., was speeding when he failed to negotiate a sharp bend in the roadway, causing the vehicle to strike a drainage ditch before going airborne and overturning several times.

The child was transported to a medical facility where he passed away from his injuries. Martin was seriously injured during the crash and also taken to a hospital.

Two other children were in the car when the accident happened. They were both properly restrained and received only minor injuries.

The Louisiana State Police have indicated that toxicology samples were taken as driver impairment is thought to be a factor.

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

DUI Accidents in Waggaman

7.04 Waggaman, LA - 10-Year-Old Killed in Crash Near Modern Farms Rd

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According to federal law, drivers with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08% or higher are considered to be driving under the influence. This driving law applies in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia with the singular exception of Utah that has a maximum blood-alcohol level of 0.04%. Drunk drivers are the primary factor in about 35% of all fatal automobile accidents nationwide. On any given day, approximately 300,000 drivers on our country’s roadways are under the influence of alcohol with an insufficient 14% ever being arrested.  

Our Louisiana personal injury attorneys at Smiley Law Firm genuinely care about the health and welfare of our clients. When an accident caused by another’s negligence causes harm, it is imperative that they reach out to a reliable Louisiana car accident attorney as soon as they can.

Our Louisiana personal injury attorneys are here to support their clients and work to make sure they receive the highest amount of financial compensation possible for their damages. If you were hurt in a car crash, don’t put off getting in touch with our car accident attorneys in Louisiana by calling our offices at 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222, and schedule a free case review to learn about the legal options you have available.

Note: These posts are constructed with the use of secondary sources. These sources include but 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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