Opelousas, LA – Pedestrian Hospitalized After Hit-And-Run At Union St & Beverly Blvd
Opelousas, LA (August 31, 2019) – The Opelousas Police Department (OPD) was at the scene of a hit-and-run accident early in the morning on Saturday, August 24 just before 6:20 a.m. The incident occurred at the corner of Union Street and Beverly Boulevard. A pedestrian was critically injured in the accident.
The driver involved in the accident failed to remain at the scene of the collision. The vehicle is believed to be a dark blue pickup truck, possibly a GMC or Chevrolet model. The vehicle may have a large decal on the rear window.
The pedestrian was reportedly hospitalized for treatment of serious injuries.
The incident is under investigation by the OPD.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Louisiana Distracted Driving Wrecks
Distracted motorists are becoming a crucial factor in a growing number of car crashes across the United States. As more people are using cell phones, there are more diversions to take the attention of drivers off the road. In 2015, nearly 4,000 people were killed in car wrecks involving distracted motorists.
When a driver isn’t paying attention to the road, they are more likely to hit a pedestrian or another car. In a fit of panic and desperation, the driver may leave the scene of the crash and commit a hit-and-run. These accidents are illegal in the state of Louisiana as well as the rest of the United States. Victims should protect their legal rights after being injured in a hit-and-run.
The team of expert Baton Rouge hit-and-run attorneys at Fisher Injury Lawyers understands the law surrounding these accidents. We have recovered millions for our past clients, and we can do the same for you. Give us a call at (225) 766-1234 to discuss your claim today.
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