Alexandria, LA (September 07, 2019) – A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on Highway 28 West on Tuesday, September 3. He subsequently died from his injuries.
Louisiana State Police said the incident took place at about 5:30 in the morning near Kisatchie Lane.
Based on a preliminary police report, Shane L. Aiple, a 29-year-old resident of Boyce, was standing in the street on the centerline when he was hit by a pick-up truck heading eastbound. The pick-up was driven by 28-year-old Charles L. Johnson, Jr., of Hineston.
Aiple was pronounced dead at the scene.
Johnson, Jr. was wearing his seat belt but still received minor injuries. He was taken to a nearby medical facility for emergency treatment.
The incident is still under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Shane L. Aiple, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his families in hopes of a full recovery.
Due to the environmental benefits and advantages to personal health, greater numbers of people are choosing to walk to get to where they are going as often as they can. Even though it should be a far safer option when compared to driving or even riding a bike, recent studies have sadly proven otherwise. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association reported that in 2013 14 percent of all transportation fatalities were pedestrian-involved accidents.
Whether or not this uptick in pedestrian-involved deaths is connected to the increase in the decision to get about on foot or connected to drivers’ ubiquitous thoughtlessness of those on foot is difficult to say.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a pedestrian-involved accident, a pedestrian accident attorney will be able to assist you in your time of need.
At Fisher Injury Lawyers, our accident attorneys have stood by the sides of many victims and continue to seek compensation for those who have suffered some of the most immeasurable losses. We understand that nothing compares to the losses that a person suffers after one of these accidents. Please reach out to us for more information on how we can assist you at (225) 766-1234.
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