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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Police Search for Hit-and-Run Driver

Police Search for Hit-and-Run Driver

Bicyclists are required by law to ride in the same direction as the flow of traffic, unlike pedestrians. That’s because they are vehicles and must follow the road rules. However, this can open them up to certain risks, as this news story from NOLA reports. A cyclist was killed at Canal and North Rendon when …

A Police Chase Leads to Tragedy

A Police Chase Leads to Tragedy

People blame a lot of accidents on inattentive or unskilled drivers. But sometimes it’s the people we expect to drive the best that cause the accident, and sometimes they have to drive recklessly as part of their job. Last year had an accident like that when the NOPD caused a fiery crash less than a …

Dangerous Drag Racing

Dangerous Drag Racing

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 …

Traffic Accident May Have Been Deliberate

Traffic Accident May Have Been Deliberate

A common sight around universities is students walking around from building to building. Getting back to a dorm may require crossing a street. This sometimes leads to an accident, as in this case reported by WWL. At 10 PM on the 17th of January, a traffic collision happened near Dillard University. Specifically, it happened at …