A bicyclist was struck by a vehicle on Thursday night on LA-98 and LA-93.
Authorities reported that a 67-year-old male was hit by an SUV and thrown off of his bicycle. He was stopped in the westward lane on LA-98 facing east when a 2010 GMC Terrain SUV hit the cyclist while traveling west on LA-98.
The bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The GMC SUV driver was not injured and showed no signs of impairment. The crash remains under investigation.
This morning, another bicyclist was found dead on I-12 after being struck by a vehicle. The driver fled the scene, resulting in a hit and run.
Louisiana has been recognized as the 2nd deadliest state for bicyclists. In 2021, there were 35 cyclists killed in car crashes. 2022 is projected to have 40 bicyclist deaths, according to the Center for Analytics & Research in Transportation Safety.
If you or someone you know has information regarding the hit and run accident, please contact local law enforcement.
Broussard & David extends their condolences to the family and friends of both victims.
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