No matter how big or small the accident is, both parties should stick around to guarantee that everyone is safe, insurance information is exchanged and a police report can be filed. If you are hit by a driver that is under the influence, driving on a suspended license or one who knows he or she will be in serious trouble if caught, that driver may choose to take off after the accident.
The case of a fatally injured bicyclist near Orleans Parish may be familiar to some New Orleans residents. The ABC affiliate WGNO has reported the story as a hit-and-run accident with a request for witnesses. The man was found deceased on the side of the road, and no identification had been made at the time of the report.
Louisiana State Police have reported that three men have been taken into custody in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident that took place on April 6. The accident claimed the life of a 53-year-old man. The 20-year-old Bourg man believed to have been behind the wheel has been charged with felony hit and run and obstruction of justice, and his two passengers, an 18-year-old Valen Billot man and a 20-year-old Houma resident, are also facing obstruction charges for allegedly providing false information to police officers investigating the incident.
A 29-year-old New Orleans woman was struck and killed while riding a bicycle on March 23 on Leon C. Simon Drive. The alleged driver, a 31-year-old man, reportedly fled the scene of the accident.
According to investigators with the Louisiana State Police Troop C, a hit-and-run accident resulted in damages to a total of 14 vehicles. The incident occurred on Feb. 18 around 3:30 p.m.on LA 20 on the Schriever overpass.
A large number of hit-and-run accidents occur each year in and around New Orleans, and some of those involve drivers who hit bicyclists before fleeing. Without the protective frame of a vehicle around them, cyclists are much likelier to be severely injured when they are struck. Many of the hit-and-run drivers are never caught by the police.
A New Orleans woman received several criminal charges after fleeing the scene of an accident on Sept. 20. The hit-and-run accident occurred shortly after 6 p.m. when the 49-year-old woman rear-ended a car on Lapalco Boulevard in Terrytown. When the driver of the vehicle that was hit moved out of the travel lane, the woman proceeded to travel westbound without stopping to identify herself.
A hit-and-run accident on a Louisiana road can be stressful as a motorist deals with the immediate aftermath. Automobile insurance questions can add to the stress as a driver wonders about how damages or bodily injury will be covered. Understanding in advance about coverage for such incidents may be helpful, and having a strategy for gathering information about the incident may assist as one attempts to have the damages and costs covered by the appropriate insurers.
The Louisiana State Police are seeking the driver of a red pickup truck that was involved in a hit-and-run accident on May 4 that left three cyclists injured. The individual being sought is described as a Caucasian male with short dark colored hair and a goatee. Police say that the man is approximately 6 feet tall. The pickup truck involved may be a Nissan Frontier, and police say that the accident likely left it with significant damage to its front end.
Three bicyclists were injured when a pickup truck struck them in Baton Rouge on May 4. The incident happened at around 9:30 p.m. on Nicholson Drive just north of GSRI Avenue.