Louisiana man strikes, kills pedestrian on Interstate 190

On behalf of Rock Palermo of Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC posted on Jan 4, 2012.

In Louisiana, when a motorist's driver's license is suspended, it generally means he or she did something wrong to lose it. Whether the motorist was previously drinking and driving or just accrued too many traffic violations for reckless driving, no one should be driving on a suspended license. Until the former motorist can prove to the state that he or she is capable of driving safely, he or she should stay off the road.

The family of a 30-year-old man may be wishing that a Louisiana man with a suspended license had stayed off the road; instead, he caused an accident that claimed the life of the 30-year-old pedestrian. The car accident victim had been walking in the far right lane of Interstate 190 east of Port Barre, Louisiana, when the driver hit him.

It is unclear why the driver was unable to see the pedestrian and why he did not try to avoid the man walking along the side of the interstate. The crash happened in the early morning, but it was not reported that the driver was unable to see because it was too dark. It is unknown if there were street lights at the scene of the accident.

Tragically, the pedestrian died at the scene of the accident. The driver was submitted to toxicology screenings, but it is unknown if the laboratory has determined whether the driver was intoxicated at the time of the accident. The Louisiana State Police are continuing to investigate the cause of this fatal pedestrian accident.

Source: KATC 3, "Pedestrian Dies In Fatal Crash," AE Stevenson, Dec. 17, 2011

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