A motorcyclist was injured in a fiery crash in Metairie during the morning hours of March 2, according to reports. The biker reportedly suffered several fractured bones.
A deadly vehicle accident occurred Feb. 19 on Louisiana Highway 594 at about 8 p.m. According to State Police Troopers, a GMC pickup truck traveling east on Rowland Road in Monroe allegedly did not stop at the intersection with the highway, where it collided with a northbound Chevrolet Equinox.
New Orleans residents may have seen headlines about the fiery collision between an SUV and an 18-wheeler in the St. Roch area. Police believe the 33-year-old woman driving the SUV was going the wrong way on a one-way street at about 2:30 a.m. when her vehicle hit the truck, which was hauling an 8,500-gallon fuel tank.
It happens all too often on Louisiana roads: the driver of a car or a truck doesn't see an approaching motorcyclist and turns left in front of the bike. A collision occurs, and the injuries to the motorcyclist are severe and sometimes fatal.
The vast majority of car accidents in Louisiana are preventable. Drivers can follow a few simple rules to reduce the risk of a crash: never drive while intoxicated; never drive while fatigued; and always remain focused on the task of driving.