a1New Orleans, LA- New Orleans is a convergence of autos, street cars, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians. A convergence which can, unfortunately, take a deadly turn, as the recent death of a bicyclist shows.
The busy intersection of Canal Street and Jefferson Davis Parkway turned into a fatal accident scene on March 2nd. Police say that 45 year-old man, traveling eastbound on Jefferson Davis, was crossing Canal Street when a Buick plowed into him, according to  WWLTV.
Emergency crews were unable to save the bicyclist and he was pronounced dead on the scene.
Speaking to the WWLTV, Sam Steinmetz of Bike Easy explained how dangerous that intersection is, “I can try and look and anticipate cars turning, but sometimes cars come so fast. They can be coming around taking that left turn, and I’m crossing at the same time, so it’s definitely a dangerous intersection.”
Police have not said whether the bicyclist or the motorist had the green light, but this tragedy should serve as a reminder that New Orleans residents need to be conscientious of who they are sharing the road with.
The Bad News Bike Club placed a ghost bike at the intersection as a reminder to motorists that someone died.
Victims of bicycle accidents, when they survive, suffer catastrophic injuries that can leave them temporarily or permanently disabled. If these victims chose to pursue the at-fault party for compensation, New Orleans personal injury attorney George R. Blue Jr. will give their case the attention and dedication it deserves.
In an April 2014 study, news outfit Vox named New Orleans as one of the five deadliest cities for bicyclists in the U.S. According to the report which ranked 52 cities, there were 5.54 bicyclist deaths in New Orleans per 1 million residents. That is a high figure when you compare it to New York City with 2.2 bicyclist deaths per 1 million residents.
The Vox report notes that fatal bike accidents are far less common than fatal pedestrian accidents. According to their data, there are an average of 9.7 fatal pedestrian accidents per 1 million residents, compared to 5.4 bicycle accidents per 1 million residents.
For a bicyclist or pedestrian, a collision with a car can prove to be serious. Sure, there are times when a bicyclist or pedestrian walks away from collision with minor injury, but when they don’t, their injuries can be costly and life-changing. With the burgeoning costs of medical care, accident victims need someone on their team who will aggressively advocate for their rights and use their knowledge to get them the settlement they need,
An accident can change a person’s life in the blink of an eye, and the person responsible can be held accountable. Personal injury attorney George R. Blue has been serving residents of New Orleans and the surrounding area for nearly four decades. He and sharp legal team will stand behind each client until they get a just accident settlement that covers all the costs they have been burdened with.

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