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Harvey, LA – UPDATE: Ashton Carter Arrested For Role In Fatal Crash On Manhattan Blvd

Harvey, LA (July 7, 2019) – The Jefferson Parish Sherriff’s Office has taken a man into custody for his involvement in a fatal crash that took the life of a cyclist early in the morning on Friday, July 5th. The fatal crash happened at the 900 block of Manhattan Blvd. around 1:30 a.m. 

Authorities took 24-year-old Ashton Carter into custody for DWI charges and improper control of a vehicle. 

Carter was traveling northbound on the roadway when he struck Robert Tiedemann, who was traveling on his bicycle crossing Manhattan Blvd. 

Tiedemann was taken to a local hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries. 

Local authorities believed Carter was intoxicated at the time of the accident. 

The accident is currently under investigation. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Robert Tiedemann at this time. 

Fatal Bicycle Accidents in Baton Rouge

Harvey, LA - UPDATE: Ashton Carter Arrested For Role In Fatal Crash On Manhattan BlvdStudies report that Louisiana is one of the deadliest states in which to ride a bicycle.

It comes in at number two for the most cyclist deaths, with Florida ranked as number one.

New Orleans was also listed among the 50 most dangerous cities to be a cyclist.

When you are riding on a bicycle and are involved in a collision with a large motor vehicle, you are likely to sustain severe injuries in the process.

The team of Louisiana wrongful death attorneys at Fisher Injury Lawyers is dedicated to helping families who have lost a loved one in a bicycle crash get back on their feet after a crash. If you have lost a loved one due to a reckless driver, contact us today at 225-766-1234. 

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