Walker, LA – Allen Winfree Fatally Struck by Vehicle on LA-1019
Walker, LA (July 17, 2021) – Troopers with the Louisiana State Police opened an investigation into a fatal car accident involving a pedestrian on LA Highway 1019 in the area of LA Highway 447 on the morning of Saturday, July 17th in Livingston Parish.
According to officials, the deceased has since been identified as 21-year-old Allen Winfree, a resident of Denham Springs.
A preliminary investigation showed that the accident took place as Winfree was walking along the westbound lane of LA Highway 1019 when he was struck by a 2005 Dodge Ram pick-up truck that was traveling in the same direction on LA Highway 1019.
The injuries Winfree sustained during the impact proved fatal and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Dodge was properly restrained and was unharmed during the accident.
As part of the ongoing investigation, toxicology samples were obtained from both Winfree and the driver of the Dodge for laboratory analysis.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Allen Winfree, at this time.
Pedestrian Deaths in Walker
As reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a pedestrian injury takes place once every 8 minutes and a pedestrian fatality happens once every two hours somewhere in the United States. Close to 5,000 pedestrians died as a result of car accidents in 2014. In that same year, 15% of all vehicular deaths were pedestrian fatalities.
At Smiley Law Firm, our team strives to assist our clients in defending both their legal rights and their best interests after losing loved ones in accidents. Our skilled and reputable Louisiana pedestrian accident attorneys have decades of experience helping bereaved families get the justice they deserve for their loved ones.
Approximately 6,000 pedestrians were killed during vehicle collisions across the country in 2017, and a further 129,000 needed to be hospitalized in order to receive the medical treatment required for their injuries.
The majority of pedestrian accidents are preventable but Louisiana continues to witness the disastrous consequences that victims and their families have to endure. When pedestrians are killed in accidents, due to the negligent or reckless actions of motorists, it is important that their families reach out to a knowledgeable pedestrian accident attorney in Louisiana as soon as possible. In some cases, families are able to file legal claims against at-fault drivers in order to recover full and fair compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward.
Almost every single day, Louisiana pedestrians are struck by vehicles and badly injured as they are taking a walk, crossing a street, going for a jog, or simply waiting by the side of the road. A pedestrian has much higher odds of receiving an injury than the occupant of a vehicle. According to Louisiana law, drivers are required to watch for and be aware of pedestrians and show due care to make sure they don’t run them over. Sadly, a lot of drivers fail to notice pedestrians who end up dead or badly injured as a result.
We care about our clients and work hard to help them achieve the best possible outcome for their legal claims so they can get the compensation they need for funeral expenses, burial costs, and more. If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident due to the negligence of another driver, contact 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.
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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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