A twenty-one year old Franklinton man was killed December 2, 2009, on Louisiana Highway 1082 in Covington, Louisiana. The motorcycle rider reportedly was passing several cars when he encountered a 2005 Crown Victoria that was turning left onto Pat O’Brien Road. The Suzuki motorcycle and car collided and the motorcycle rider was thrown from his bike and died at the accident scene.
According to the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, 59 motorcycle crashes claimed 4 lives in St. Tammany Parish in 2008. For motorcycle riders, “the best offense is a good defense. Never pass at or near and intersection and always assume the other driver does not see you and your bike,” says Scott Andrews of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana law firm of Dué, Guidry, Piedrahita & Andrews. Attorney Scott Andrews rode a motorcycle in college and had more than his share of close calls with inattentive motorists and substandard highways. Scott Andrews reminds motorcycle riders to “always keep a look-out and drive safely.”
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle crash, contact the Baton Rouge, Louisiana motorcycle accident lawyers at Dué, Guidry, Piedrahita & Andrews. Email Louisiana injury lawyers or call (800) 929-7481 for a free consultation.