Baton Rouge police officials are investigating a traffic accident resulting in the death of a man attempting to change a flat tire on his van on Sept. 11. The motorist was struck while on the side of Louisiana Highway 42, also known as Burbank Drive.
The victim was identified and reported to be 80-years-old. He had parked his Toyota Sienna on the shoulder of the expressway. As he was changing his tire, he was struck when another driver lost control of his vehicle while maneuvering a curve in the road.
The incident resulted in the death of the man on the side of the road. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The condition of the other driver is unreported. Charges are pending and an investigation is ongoing for further causes of the accident.
Reckless drivers present a danger to other motorists on the road as well as pedestrians in the area. If you or someone you know was injured in a car accident due to the negligent and dangerous driving behaviors of another driver, contact the Baton Rouge personal injury attorneys at the Cazayoux Ewing Law Firm. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, damage to your vehicle, and lost wages as a result of injuries. Please call (225) 650-7400 today for more information on how our practice can help you.