Law Office of John W. Redmann, LLC
Se Habla Español
Call For A Free Consultation 504-433-5550
Banner Image

Driver Involved In Two Car Accidents Faces Charges For Carjacking

extrication

A 24-year-old driver who allegedly fled the scene of a fatal accident in Louisiana was apprehended after causing another injurious wreck after fleeing to Mississippi. The man was taken into custody on Feb. 27 after committing the second hit-and-run car accident. Authorities say the driver is accused of causing a wreck in Metairie, Louisiana, that left a 75-year-old man dead. He is likely to face charges of negligent homicide, carjacking and hit and run, according to authorities in Jefferson Parish.

Official reports show that the man, visiting from Oklahoma, borrowed a vehicle from his relatives without asking. He then rear-ended a driver on Veterans Boulevard in Metairie, sending that vehicle flying into a utility pole. The driver of that vehicle was taken to the hospital, but he died shortly after the wreck.

After that incident, the at-fault driver fled several blocks to a drug store. In the parking lot of that establishment, the driver accosted a 79-year-old woman and absconded with her vehicle. The at-fault driver was then involved in another accident in Mississippi; authorities there say they discovered that he was still driving the elderly woman's car when he was involved in the wreck there. A victim in that auto accident was transported by helicopter to a hospital in nearby Memphis.

The victims in such cases may be eligible for compensation from the at-fault driver. A Louisiana attorney may be able to provide these victims with information that could lead to financial damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses and a variety of other civil claims. Victims who have been injured by a negligent driver should not have to suffer in silence. Instead, a Louisiana attorney may be able to serve as their advocate and ally in civil court.

Source: The Times-Picayune, "Suspect in fatal Metairie wreck, carjacking arrested after committing 2nd hit and run in Mississippi, cops say" Michelle Hunter, Feb. 28, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

We Offer Free Consultations

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Law Office of John W. Redmann, LLC
1101 Westbank Expressway
Gretna, LA 70053

Phone: 504-433-5550
Fax: 504-433-5556
Gretna Law Office Map