A six-year-old boy along with his nine-year-old sister were struck at a crosswalk at a Gentilly intersection by a man driving a Honda Crosstour, who immediately fled the scene after hitting the children with his vehicle. The boy died shortly after he was transported to a local hospital while his sister suffered only minor injuries. Local law enforcement acted swiftly and arrested the hit-and-run driver only a few hours later, charging him with manslaughter, attempted manslaughter, hit-and-run, and reckless operation of a motor vehicle.
Vehicular accidents were responsible for over 65,000 injuries and nearly 600 deaths last year in Louisiana. Seventy-nine of those deaths occurred under similar circumstances as the above story, where a pedestrian was struck and killed by a motor vehicle. These accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, such as a distracted driver using his cell phone and not paying attention to the pedestrians walking across a crosswalk. A driver at fault for striking a pedestrian may be responsible for injuries that result from the accident, which include lost work wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering, among other compensable damages. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of an accident of this nature, you must contact a personal injury attorney who can take your claim to court and fight for the just compensation that you deserve.
At Broussard & David, we offer a full-service personal injury and wrongful death law firm that is dedicated to pursuing justice for all injured parties. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, contact the attorneys at Broussard & David to discuss your legal rights at (337) 233-2323 (local) or (888) 337-2323 (toll-free).