Officer James Foster of the Louisiana State Police was seriously injured while responding to a wreck on I-12 near Denham Springs. The 42 year old officer on a marked police motorcycle was headed south on O’Neal Lane at Riverdale Avenue East in Baton Rouge when a 2008 Honda Accord traveling in the opposite direction turned in front of Foster and struck his motorcycle. The impact threw the police officer 80 feet due to which he sustained multiple injuries despite wearing a helmet.

Senior citizen involved in accident
According to police reports, 78 year old Janet B. Guedry was driving the Honda Accord. She was cited for failing to yield when turning left at an intersection. Foster was unconscious when the paramedics arrived at the scene of the crash although he regained consciousness on the way to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge. Investigations into the crash are currently in progress.
Another motorcyclist loses life
A week earlier another Baton Rouge man, Marvin Keith York II, 31, lost control of his motorcycle on Bluebonnet Boulevard in Baton Rouge. This caused the motorcycle to start flipping after which he was thrown off the bike. York succumbed to injuries at the scene of the crash.
Baton Rouge man arrested for DUI and causing accident
In other related news, Baton Rouge Police arrested Thomas Shepherd who was accused of driving under the influence and causing a head-on collision on Scenic Highway near Southern University. The accused crossed a center divider and collided with an oncoming car. One person was injured in the accident. Shepherd allegedly fled from the scene before the police could arrive.
An open bottle of gin was found on the floor of his car. Police found Shepherd a few blocks from the crash site. He was arrested and booked into Parish Prison after failing a breath test. Shepherd recorded a BAC level of .247 percent, three times more than the legal limit. He was charged with first-offense DWI, driving left of center, drinking while driving, hit and run, reckless driving, and vehicular negligent inuring. Baton Rouge accident attorneys say they have always experienced an increase in cases during the holiday season.
Four year old meets watery grave
In what can be termed as a truly unfortunate accident, four year old  Jassiah Clark’s body was found in a hole less than 25 feet from his home. East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Dr. Beau Clark said the boy died from accidental drowning after hypothermia set in. According to Baton Rouge police, Clark’s body was found around 7:30 pm in a hole that was on the site of an old water pump station that belongs to the city. The boy’s aunt and several Baton Rouge accident attorneys also believe that the city was at fault. There are conflicting reports as to the time when the boy went missing, which is roughly between noon and 5:30 pm. Around 100 officials from the Baton Rouge Police Department were involved in the search operation.

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