The police in Gonzales, Louisiana were called to the scene of a devastating crash in the early hours of Saturday morning. On August 8, 2020, at bout 4:30 am, they were told of a crash involving a vehicle and a motorcycle on Highway-74.
33-year old Jarrod Miller was riding his motorcycle in the Northbound lanes of the highway early in the morning. He was driving his 2007 Honda CBR motorcycle and was wearing his helmet.
At the same time, a 52-year old man from Gonzales named Lawrence Furlow was traveling in the Southbound lanes. Furlow intended to make a left turn and failed to yield to Miller. As a result, he crashed into the rider and his motorcycle head-on.
By the time the police arrived at the accident scene, Miller had passed away from his injuries. He was pronounced dead on the scene. There has been no information as to whether or not the other driver was injured in the crash.
The police confirmed that there was no reason for why Furlow failed to yield to the victim. As with any other head-on accident, the police have run toxicology reports and awaiting the results. They have also indicated that criminal charges may very well be filed against Furlow.
There has been no statement from the victim’s family as of yet. However, they very well may have a wrongful death claim against the other driver. At a minimum, Miller’s family will have a claim against the insurance company. This claim will be strengthened if the tests show that Furlow was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash.
If your loved one is hurt or killed in a motorcycle accident in Louisiana, call our office right away. You may have a potential claim for damages.