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March 3, 2024

West Monroe, LA – Police Locate Hit-and-Run Driver From Injury Crash at LA-34 and Smith St

March 3, 2024

West Monroe, LA (June 24, 2021) – Louisiana State Police were called to the intersection of Louisiana Highway 34 and Smith Street on Thursday, June 24 in response to a hit-and-run car accident.

The victim told officers that she made a left-hand turn off of Smith Street onto the highway when the light was green. As she entered the intersection, however, she was hit on her passenger side by a Toyota car.

The victim then stated that a man, who has since been identified as Matthew Williams, 34, got out of his car, presumably to assist the injured victim. Williams then informed the victim he was going to be late for work and fled the scene, providing neither his name nor his contact information.

As stated in the arrest report, the victim had noted William’s license plate number before he absconded which investigators were able to use to locate him.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Intersection Accidents in West Monroe

6.24 West Monroe, LA - Police Locate Hit-and-Run Driver From Injury Crash at LA-34 and Smith St

Although all kinds of crashes have the potential to take place at intersections, unquestionably one of the most severe is a T-bone collision. Also generally known as a broadside collision, these extreme accidents result when the front end of one vehicle plows into the side of another. In 2017, broadside collisions, along with other kinds of side-impact accidents, were responsible for the deaths of more than 1,780 vehicle occupants nationwide.

In spite of the efforts of most drivers to be careful and mindful of others with whom they share the road, they are not guaranteed to receive the same consideration and caution in return. Due in no small part to this very lack of courtesy and good judgment, several thousand accidents take place every single day throughout the United States.Β 

When an accident that arises from another person’s negligence causes someone harm, it is imperative that they seek guidance from to a dependable Louisiana car accident attorney as soon as you are able. Most crash victims are entitled to financial compensation that is intended to help mitigate the financial obstacles they are sure to face.

Our Louisiana personal injury attorneys at Smiley Law Firm genuinely care about the health and welfare of our clients. When victims are harmed in accidents through no fault of their own, we work diligently to ensure they see justice, financial reimbursement, and their wrongdoers held responsible.Β 

Our Louisiana personal injury attorneys fully invest in our clients and work tirelessly to ensure they receive the full amount of financial compensation to which they are entitled. If you were injured in a vehicle collision, do not hesitate to get 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 evaluation to learn about the legal options you have available.

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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