April is officially known as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and your Louisiana car accident attorneys here at Cardone Law Firm would like to help spread the message in order to hopefully save lives and keep all drivers safe out on the roads.
Unfortunately, the use of cell phones and other tech while behind the wheel, has made it extremely easy for drivers to get distracted. Consider that five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. If traveling at 55 MPH, that’s enough time to cover the length of a standard-sized football field. Now consider individuals who are traveling at even greater speeds, such as 75 MPH and up.
On Tuesday, March 27th, a 20-year-old man from Zachary was arrested after hitting 12 different vehicles and leading police on a chase.
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A charter bus wrecked on Interstate 10 while traveling from New Orleans to Harrah’s Gulf Coast in Biloxi on Friday, March 15th. American Medical Response stated that 24 passengers were taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
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On the night of Saturday, March 2nd, two individuals were killed and seven others were injured after an alleged drunk driver crashed into them.
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On Sunday, February 24th, a 49-year-old motorcyclist crashed in New Orleans East. The biker, unfortunately, lost his life in the accident.
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On Tuesday, February 12, 2019, two women lost their lives in a fatal two-vehicle highway collision in Jackson Parish. The crash occurred at the intersection of LA Hwy 148 on US Hwy 167.
A motorcycle accident in East Baton Rouge Parish took the life of one man on February 1st.
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Just last month we reported on a fiery hit-and-run accident that took place in Jefferson Parish on I-10 near the Veterans Boulevard overpass. The driver of a Mercury Grand Marquis sideswiped a semi-truck, causing it to lose control which then led to one of its trailers flipping over the edge of the elevated expressway and catching fire.
The driver of the Mercury – 36-year-old Brandon Eserman of Marrero – then fled the scene of the accident, leaving the car parked in Metairie.