New Orleans, LA (August 15, 2019) – There was a reported collision in the New Orleans area early in the morning on Thursday, August 15th. The crash took place on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway SB.
Two vehicles were involved in the crash, around 9:15 a.m. The bridge was closed for around an hour after the accident. Emergency personnel was called to the scene to clear the debris from the bridge and treat the injured individuals. Those injured in the accident requiring more serious treatment were transported to local area hospitals.
There are no other details available about the crash at this time. An investigation is underway by local officials into the cause of the crash. Authorities have not disclosed the nature or severity of the victims’ injuries sustained in the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
When a driver crosses the centerline of a roadway, they are likely distracted or fatigued. Whatever the cause, they drift into the oncoming lane of traffic, resulting in wrong-way collisions. These crashes are particularly deadly, with 355 people being killed in the U.S. each year due to a wrong-way crash.
Due to the excessive force of both vehicles in a wrong-way crash, the injuries can be fairly severe, even leading to death. If the victim survives, they are likely to incur massive medical bills in order to recover from their injuries. This can put a tremendous strain on anyone and makes the process of recovery more difficult.
At Fisher Injury Lawyers, our team of Baton Rouge auto accident attorneys understands that recovering after an accident isn’t easy. With the strain on your budget due to damages, we are on your side to get you back on your feet. If you have been injured by a driver traveling in the wrong direction, call us at 225-766-1234.
Note: To write and construct these stories, we utilize a variety of sources including 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. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.