Monroe, LA (October 10, 2022) – One person has died as a result of a hit-and-run accident that occurred on Wednesday in Monroe. At around 7:30 p.m., on October 3, calls for help came into the Monroe Police Department regarding a traffic wreck that occurred on Desiard Street.
Reports from MPD show that a person was riding a motorized bicycle in the 7900 block of Desiard Street. For unknown reasons, the adult male was struck by a white Toyota Tundra. The vehicle fled the scene immediately following the collision.
The bicyclist was fatally injured in the crash.
Investigations are currently underway by the Monroe Police Department.
We extend our sympathies to the family of the man who died in this traffic accident.
Fatal Bicycle Crashes in Louisiana
Each year, bicycle accidents take the lives of thousands of innocent people in the United States. These incidents continue to have a devastating impact on the lives of families. Unfortunately, Louisiana is no exception. We see countless people lose their lives as a result of fatal bicycle accidents caused by negligent drivers.
Speeding drivers are a danger to both motorists and bicyclists alike. When drivers exceed the posted speed limit or drive too fast for the conditions, they significantly increase the risk of crash involvement and serious injury or death.
Failing to yield to bicyclists can also have devastating consequences. Bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists on Louisiana roads, and drivers must yield to them when they are lawfully riding on the road.
Distractions are another major cause of fatal bicycle crashes. Drivers who are distracted by their cell phones, passengers, or other things inside their vehicles are not paying attention to the road and are more likely to collide with bicyclists.
Impairment is another major cause of fatal crashes in Louisiana. Both alcohol and drugs can impair a driver's ability to operate a vehicle safely.
If your loved one has died as a result of the bicycle accident, a Monroe wrong wrongful death lawyer can help your family seek justice.
At Parker Alexander Attorneys at Law, we understand how difficult it can be for families to move forward after losing loved ones. For this reason, we are dedicated to helping families get justice. Following the loss of your loved one, our team will fight to ensure you are able to maximize the compensation you recover for your damages.
In the state of Louisiana, if a bicyclist is killed in a crash, the victim's family may be able to recover damages for funeral and burial costs, lost earnings, and loss of services. If the victim was employed at the time of the crash, his or her family may also be able to recover lost wages and benefits. In addition, if the victim was a child or dependent adult, the family may be able to recover damages for the loss of love, companionship, and support.
Our attorneys can help you understand your rights moving forward and fight to get you justice. Contact our bicycle accident lawyers today at 318-625-6262 to get started.
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