JD News reports that a 21-year-old U.S. Marine died in a motorcycle crash on Sunday. Louisiana police say the accident involved speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.
The victim was allegedly riding his Suzuki motorcycle down an interstate highway. His bike left the road and crashed into a concrete curve. He then lost control of the bike and rode into the guardrail. The force of the crash threw the Marine from his bike, and officials say he died at the scene.
The Marine initially enlisted in 2012 and received a promotion 1 year later. In 2014, he served most of his time in Japan and returned in August to resume a local post.
Police are still investigating the wreck, and they are not yet sure if alcohol contributed to the accident. A commanding officer from the 1st Battalion sent his condolences to the victim’s family.
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Fatal Motorcycle Crash Causes Delays
WAFB reports that there was a serious motorcycle crash on Interstate 10 close to the Nicholson exit on the Mississippi River Bridge. Eyewitnesses on the scene say a motorcycle crashed into a large 18-wheeler truck.
The crash caused traffic to back up heavily, and police closed Interstate 10 at the Nicholson exit for several hours as emergency workers responded to the injured and cleared the wreckage. The interstate backed up for miles in both directions.
Police have not yet revealed how many were injured or killed in the crash, but it is believed that there was at least one fatality on the scene. Officials urged drivers to use alternate routes as they investigated the cause of the collision.
High Number of Motorcycle Crashes in Louisiana
According to statistics by Data Reports, there is still a high number of serious and fatal motorcycle crashes in the state of Louisiana each year. Seventy-seven peopled died in motorcycle crashes across the state in 2014 while 1,474 people sustained serious injuries during that same period. Although law enforcement is still making efforts to reduce these statistics, they demonstrate a decrease in the 5-year average.
If you are struggling from serious car or motorcycle accident injuries, call Alexandria personal-injury lawyers Morris Bart and Associates today. We have many years of experience with car and motorcycle accident claims, and we will evaluate your case and provide you with guidance on how to proceed with your legal action. Call us today at 1-888-996-9731 for more information.