Woman Killed in Bonnabel Blvd. Flipped Vehicle Accident
An accident that took place on the 1-10 service road and Bonnabel Blvd resulted in the death of one women whose vehicle flipped for reasons that are yet unknown.
The victim, her identity withheld until next-of-kin are notified, died when her 2009 Hyundai Sonata overturned at approximately 1:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 14.
Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office representatives say no other vehicles were involved in the crash and that they will continue to investigate until a cause is determined.
New Orleans Car Accidents by the Numbers
The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission reveals that Jefferson Parish alone had 286,831 licensed drivers in 2011, the last year with available data. That same year, there were 3,857 crashes resulting in injury, and 12,276 resulting in property damage.
The same statistics show that in 2011, there were six deaths for every 100,000 licensed drivers in Jefferson Parish; in the entire state, that number jumped to 23 fatalities per every 100,000 licensed driver.
In 2013, there were approximately 620 fatal car crashes in Louisiana, according to Louisiana State University’s surveys.
Orleans Parish had the most deaths with 44, East Baton Rouge Parish had 37, and Lafayette Parish had 34. That same year, there were also 43,886 crashes that resulted in physical harm to those involved. East Baton Rouge Parish took the lead with the most injury-causing crashes with 5,877, followed by Orleans Parish which had 5,309 and Jefferson Parish which had 3,797.
Getting Legal Help After a Crash
Accidents are just that—accidents. Unplanned mishaps happen; they result from carelessness and also situational coincidences. After a crash, victims may feel confused, emotionally vulnerable and also, unsure where to turn.
Consulting a lawyer in your area is always an important next step; even if you don’t believe you’ve been injured or if you don’t know the at-fault party. Get ahead of the game by contacting a car accident attorney for a consultation.
Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys offers a free review to anyone involved in a car crash. So, whether or not you think you have a case, discuss your legal options with us today.