Three Vehicle Crash on LA 3127, Six Injured

Three Vehicle Crash on LA 3127, Six Injured

Sometimes a driver will pay the ultimate price for their mistakes but also end up hurting others in the process. We have an example. A driver has died in a crash in St. Charles Parish near Killona. Fox 8 reported on the incident. A three-vehicle crash happened on LA 3127 south of LA 640. Six …

Family Sues Barge Owner and Operator After Wreck, Crewmember Assumed Dead

Family Sues Barge Owner and Operator After Wreck, Crewmember Assumed Dead

Marine collisions are a complicated area of law, but that doesn’t mean that families cannot receive compensation if they’ve had a loved one injured or killed while serving on a vessel. The site Workboat talks about a lawsuit filed by a family after a crash happened recently on the Mississippi River near New Orleans. On …

Man Responsible for Police Chase Caught in St. Charles Parish

Man Responsible for Police Chase Caught in St. Charles Parish

Recently we talked about a story where a police SUV was stolen by a handcuffed man and led police on a chase. Now that man has been found and arrested. The Herald Guide reported on the arrest. The accused, Michael John, was captured in New Orleans on Tuesday according to St. Charles Parish police. Detectives …

Elderly Driver Crashes Into Coffee Shop on Metairie Road

Elderly Driver Crashes Into Coffee Shop on Metairie Road

One of the first things that drivers learn when they get behind the wheel is what the pedals do. Mixing them up can lead to accidents. Unfortunately, as we get older we might accidentally hit the wrong pedal. That’s what appeared to happen in this accident, as reported by WWL-TV. The Royal Blend Coffee & …

Deputy Involved in Crash Chasing Suspect Who Stole a Police Vehicle

Deputy Involved in Crash Chasing Suspect Who Stole a Police Vehicle

We have another story of a police chase, this time in St. Charles Parish, that involved a suspect stealing a police SUV. WDSU reported on the incident. Early on Monday morning, the police received a tip that someone may have been shooting up heroin on Airline Highway in St. Rose near a gas station. When …

Dozens of School Bus Drivers Did Not Have Proper Permits Last Year

Dozens of School Bus Drivers Did Not Have Proper Permits Last Year

WWL-TV has been performing an on-going investigation into the problems with school bus safety in New Orleans. Part of their findings showed that even after three months into the school year, one out of every five school bus drivers did not have the proper permits. Yet the city and the schools are still dragging their …

Drag Race on North Lobdell Boulevard Kills Two

Drag Race on North Lobdell Boulevard Kills Two

Sibling rivalry is one thing, but drag racing them on the streets of New Orleans is another. The Advocate reported on a tragic crash that killed a brother and an innocent cyclist. The two brothers were drag racing  on North Lobdell Boulevard near Lobwood drive around 5:30 PM. One of the brothers lost control of …

Crash Near Golf Course Leads to Murder Investigation

Crash Near Golf Course Leads to Murder Investigation

Most car accidents that you read about in the news are due to a crash. But not all of them. Police are investigating a crash as a homicide in New Orleans. WGNO reported on the incident. Early on January 3rd, police were called out to a vehicle crash with injuries. They found a maroon SUV …

Hazardous Material Crash On I-10

Hazardous Material Crash On I-10

The trucking industry is undeniably a linchpin of the American economy. All kinds of materials are hauled every day on the roads. Some of these are dangerous. This means that when an accident happens with a truck carrying hazardous materials, the delays can stretch for hours and cause damage to the local area. An accident …

Carjacker Thwarted, but not Before He Crashed Twice

Carjacker Thwarted, but not Before He Crashed Twice

Carjacking isn’t that common of a crime, but it’s quite scary when it happens. Seeing someone come up to your vehicle and try to take it over is no picnic. Fighting back can cause an accident. This is why some people decide to just give up their car. That may have worked in this victim’s …

Guilty Plea For Crash that Pushed Three People off a Bridge

Guilty Plea For Crash that Pushed Three People off a Bridge

It is a kindness to stop and help other drivers when they’re stranded, but it is also a dangerous act. Some drivers don’t care to pull over like they should and cause accidents. Add alcohol to the mix and the results can be deadly, as in this case reported by the AP. Todd Williams has …

Driver Crashes Into Tree After Police Chase

Driver Crashes Into Tree After Police Chase

When police discover that a crime is in process, they have to be quick to apprehend the suspect. However, this speed can cause dangerous crashes in the line of duty. Usually, these crashes are because the suspect panics and speeds off recklessly. A fatal crash of this type happened today on City Park Avenue because …

Driver in Endymion Crash Pleads Guilty to Charges

Driver in Endymion Crash Pleads Guilty to Charges

Driving drunk is never a good idea. It opens up incredible liability against you if you are caught, and if you injure or kill someone while drinking and driving you can end up in prison for years. That’s what one man may be facing after pleading guilty to several charges related to a crash that …

Pulled From the Flames By a Stranger

Pulled From the Flames By a Stranger

New Orleans may have a lot of homeless people, but some of them have big hearts. WVUE reported on a story where a local woman thanked a homeless person for saving her life after a fiery crash on St. Charles Avenue. The crash happened just before Thanksgiving. Sara Gautreaux was running errands to prepare for …

Falling Debris Causes a Bus Fire

Falling Debris Causes a Bus Fire

Most car fires do not happen because of accidents. They happen due to mechanical and electrical failures. But a recent fire in a charter bus may have been caused by debris that fell off of another vehicle. Magnolia State Live reported on the incident. A fleet of charter buses was leaving New Orleans from a …

Four Car Accident on I-12

Four Car Accident on I-12

The rules of the road work because they set up expectations for all drivers. When we know what the drivers around us will do, we can respond safely and get to where we need to go without interfering with others. When they’re broken, trouble strikes. WWL reported on an accident in Slidell where two people …

86% of Buses Pass Inspection

86% of Buses Pass Inspection

School bus problems have been in the news a lot lately in New Orleans after several accidents and inspection problems. The NOLA Schools Superintendent has given schools a deadline to pass new bus inspections. The Lens reported on the progress. The Superintendent’s office has reported that 86% of the district’s 647 buses have passed the …

Tragedy for Eldery Man

Tragedy for Eldery Man

Wrong way drivers are mostly people who are drunk at the time, but not always. Elderly and teen drivers can also get confused and end up traveling the wrong way. Whatever the reason, the results can be deadly if a crash happens. A wrong-way driver on I-10 in Calcasieu Parish was tangled up in a …