Complete Orleans Parish, LA accident reports and news.
Accidents in Orleans Parish are a major cause of property damage, injury, and death each year
In Orleans Parish, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that traffic crashes remain a primary public safety issue. Car, truck, bicycle, pedestrian, and motorcycle accidents are all a common occurrence, despite improvements in vehicle safety features, road design, bicycle and pedestrian corridors, and traffic signs.
When an accident happens in Orleans Parish, it is important to do the following immediately:
- Remain at the crash scene;
- Check on the condition of all people involved in the crash;
- Call the police;
- Exchange information with other drivers;
- Get contact information from witnesses;
- Inform your insurance company;
- Get appropriate medical treatment, and track the details;
- Take photos of vehicle damage and injuries;
- Consider hiring a personal injury attorney.
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A 50-year-old man riding a bicycle was killed Wednesday night in a crash in the Bywater neighborhood, New Orleans police said.
The accident happened about 10 p.m. at the intersection of Saint Claude Avenue and Pauline Street.
New Orleans police said a 70-year-old man was killed in a crash Monday night on I-10 at the Twin Span.
The crash happened about 8:30 p.m.
The Orleans Parish Coroner's office today (Feb. 1) identified the victim of last night's fatal accident as Donald Berry, 63. Berry was struck by a white SUV as he attempted to cross the Earhart expressway near Mistletoe Street.
The east side of Elysian Fields Avenue at Treasure Street will be closed for several hours Wednesday following a traffic accident that toppled a pole, NOPD said. Treasure Street in the 7th Ward for an estimated 4 to 5 hours Wednesday (Jan.
Three police officers were injured while investigating a car crash on Interstate 10, New Orleans police.
According to preliminary reports, the accident happened on I-10 near the Esplanade exit about 2 a.m.
N.O.P.D. says a man died and a woman was critically injured in a single car accident in the Desire neighborhood.