Louisiana State Police troopers are investigating a hit-and-run that took place in the area of La. Highway 44. The victim was a bicycle rider that was left to die by the driver that caused this tragic bicycle vs. auto accident. Police haven’t yet been able to determine what kind of vehicle hit the bicyclist.
When the bicycle rider was struck, his body was thrown into a ditch on the side of the road. He was dead when the authorities arrived at the scene. The man was just 44 years old.
The Louisiana State Police believes that the vehicle that struck the man will most likely have sustained damage to the vehicle’s right side. Until they are able to locate the vehicle that hit the bicycle rider and its driver, the circumstances surrounding this man’s death will remain unsolved. As authorities struggle to locate the party responsible for his death, the victim’s family is left with many unanswered questions.
Families that have lost a loved one to a hit-and-run may end up feeling as if they will never achieve any justice on behalf of the victim. The family of someone that dies as the result of an auto accident retains the right to file a wrongful death claim against the party or parties deemed responsible for the accident. It is the responsibility of the family to provide sufficient evidence to the court that party deemed responsible was negligent and caused or contributed to the death of the victim. Having advice and assistance in a wrongful death claim could help to ensure that the family is awarded all of the costs and damages they are entitled to in addition to achieving a sense of justice for the family member they lost.