Shreveport, LA – Update: Victim ID’d In Fatal Pedestrian Wreck On McCormick St
Shreveport, LA (July 9, 2019) – A local news source confirmed that the Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office has identified the man who died after being struck by a vehicle in the South Highlands area on Tuesday, July 9th.
According to the police report, 79-year-old Rodney R. Self was walking along the intersection of McCormick Street and Creswell Avenue. For reasons still unknown, at approximately 11:30 p.m. that night, a vehicle slammed into the pedestrian, who died upon collision.
Later, emergency personnel transported Self’s body to a nearby hospital.
As of now, no details about the driver have been revealed.
We extend our deepest condolences to the family of Rodney R. Self during this difficult time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Shreveport
Louisiana is most certainly not a stranger to fatal pedestrian traffic accidents. As of 2016, the state ranked in the 7th position among the top 10 states with the worst rates of fatal pedestrian accidents, with 2.73 deaths per 100,000 people. Also, Louisiana contains the fifth-highest rate of nighttime pedestrian fatalities, with 80% of 334 accidents taking place at night.
If your loved one has died in a pedestrian accident caused by the negligence or impairment of another driver, you and your family members may be entitled to compensation. In this case, it would be in your best interest to speak with a Louisiana attorney who is knowledgeable in pedestrian accidents and wrongful death claims. For over 25 years, our team at Fisher Injury Lawyers have recovered a collected $125,000,000 for our clients and have won more than 98% of our cases over these two decades. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, contact us at 225-766-1234.
Note: To write and construct these stories, we utilize a variety of sources included news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accidents. As we are not present on the scene, these accounts may not reflect the reality of the situation or the injuries sustained. If you notice any discrepancies between our content and the accident, please inform our office as soon as possible and we will make the necessary corrections.
Disclaimer: Fisher Injury Lawyers is an involved member of our local community, and as such, our intent is always to improve the lives and safety of those in our community. These accidents are a devastating reality of life in our cities and across our state. Our hearts go out to all those affected by them. We hope that by casting a light on these accidents, we will encourage others to take more care in their daily lives to avoid accidents in the future. These posts are not a solicitation for business, and the information included in them should not be construed as legal or medical advice. If you’ve been involved in an accident, you should contact a qualified attorney to discuss the specifics of your case. We wish the best for all those affected by these accidents.