Truck Strikes and Kills Pedestrian on Elysian Fields in Tragic New Orleans Crash
NEW ORLEANS- Nola.com writes that a semi-truck struck and killed a pedestrian at an intersection in New Orleans earlier this week. According to the police, the driver was traveling on Elysian Fields and about to turn onto North Claiborne Avenue in the afternoon when he collided with the victim.*
Reports indicate that the victim, who died at the scene of the crash, is not yet identified. A surveillance camera at a local laundromat caught the event on video. The footage shows the man walking next to the truck before falling beneath the massive vehicle.
The truck driver pulled over immediately into a parking lot near the scene of the tragic accident. The driver cooperated with the investigation, and officers then allowed him to leave the scene. No charges were filed against the driver at this time. The truck involved has a logo for a Georgia-based trucking company. Reporters were not able to get into contact with representatives from the company. The intersection is busy with vehicles and pedestrians.
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Source:https://www.nola.com/news/article_ba7c0128-2115-11ea-b592-67829bcce652.html and https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/07/us/pedestrian-deaths.html and https://www.autonews.com/regulation-safety/pedestrian-fatalities-us-roads-hit-almost-30-year-high and https://www.npr.org/2019/02/28/699195211/pedestrian-deaths-reach-highest-level-in-decades-report-says and https://www.curbed.com/2018/9/27/17909270/pedestrian-deaths-suv-car-design
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