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New Orleans, LA (July 31, 2020) — New Orleans Police have confirmed that a 68-year-old pedestrian was killed Friday night while trying to cross the street. The accident happened at 7:40 p.m. on Chef Menteur Highway at Cerise Avenue.

According to investigators, the man was trying to cross the street when he was hit by a white Chevrolet truck driving west on the highway. He died at the scene of the accident.

The identity of the victim is still unknown. Police are still investigating the accident and are awaiting blood and alcohol test results.

Source: NOLA

Contact an Experienced New Orleans Personal Injury Attorney Today

Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents like this happen far too often in New Orleans. Police must investigate them thoroughly to determine the cause and hold those responsible accountable. At The Johns Law Firm, we understand how devastating these accidents are for the families and friends of the victims.

If you sustain injuries or lose a loved one to an accident like this, please contact one of our New Orleans personal injury attorneys at 866-762-0302 to set up a free consultation. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. 

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