Louisiana State Troopers have investigated 4 fatal ATV crashes in Troop A in the past year. The most recent occurred on June 2, 2010, when a young man riding a Yamaha ATV on the Mississippi River Levee around Geismar, Louisiana, entered Louisiana Highway 75 and hit the driver’s side of a 2003 Ford Expedition traveling in the opposite direction. The young man, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, later died at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center from his accident related injuries.
According to a Louisiana State Police press release regarding this accident, “Troopers would like to stress the importance of wearing proper safety equipment while riding ATV’s. In addition, it is very important that ATV operators are properly trained, comfortable, and on the appropriate size ATV before riding alone. Taking the necessary precautions could mean the difference between life and death.”
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or suffered a wrongful death in a Louisiana car or ATV accident, contact the experienced Baton Rouge, Louisiana car accident lawyers at Dué, Guidry, Piedrahita & Andrews. Email Louisiana injury lawyers or call (225) 929-7481 to schedule a free consultation.