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Fatal hit-and-run car accident in Seventh Ward

Fatal hit-and-run car accident in Seventh Ward

| Nov 20, 2020 | Car Accidents |

While the roadways are less congested than usual during these trying times, it is important to remember that they are still dangerous. This danger is especially heightened for pedestrians because they have no protection from impacts with vehicles. This means that pedestrian accidents often involve serious, and sometimes, deadly, consequences. This reality was, unfortunately, recently highlighted in a fatal pedestrian accident in the Seventh Ward.

The accident

According to the New Orleans Police Department, a local women was killed Sunday morning in a hit-and-run car accident in the Seventh Ward. The accident occurred at the intersection of North Derbigny Street and Elysian Fields Avenue. NOPD were dispatch just before 3:30 a.m., where they found the woman in the road, where she was pronounced dead soon after.

The investigation

After an investigation, NOPD determined that the woman was hit by a vehicle, which apparently, did not stop. Though, there is currently no information on the vehicle that fled the scene. NOPD has not identified the women and an autopsy is pending.

Options for the family

The woman who was tragically killed in this hit-and-run car accident cannot seek justice for herself. However, in addition to any police involvement, the victim’s family can nonetheless seek their own justice. This is done through a wrongful death lawsuit. Through this lawsuit, the family can recover for all their damages, including their pain and suffering.

Immediately after these types of accidents, call an attorney. That is the first step to seeking justice. The attorney can do a parallel investigation, and regardless of what the police do, the attorney can initiate a civil lawsuit against the negligent party.