A traffic accident at the at the intersection of North Johnson and Poland Avenue has claimed the life of an as-yet unidentified 80-year-old woman. The fatal wreck occurred around 12:15 p.m. on Monday in New Orleans, LA.

Detectives Still Investigating Fatal Crash

According to police, the 80-year-old woman was attempting to drive her SUV through the Poland Avenue intersection on North Johnson when she was hit by a car driven by a 38-year-old man. Although the man who hit her was not seriously injured, the elderly woman was brought to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Unfortunately, very little is still known about this fatal wreck. Detectives are still investigation the crash, and blood and alcohol test results are pending. In the meantime, no citations have been issued. An autopsy will be performed by the Orleans Parish Coroner to find the woman’s cause of death, and her name will be released following the autopsy. Stay tuned.

Local Legal Representation After New Orleans, LA Car Accidents

Although we still do not know the cause of this NOLA fatal car wreck, we do know that the negligent actions of many area drivers lead to serious wrecks which cause catastrophic injuries or even loss of life. No matter what type of crash you or a loved one has been involved in, you may want to consider the possibility of pursuing a NOLA wrongful death or personal injury lawsuit to earn financial compensation from the at-fault party and their insurance company.

To learn more about how to take decisive legal action to recover the damages you need to put your life back on track after a serious wreck, call the experienced New Orleans catastrophic car wreck lawyers of the Olinde Law Firm today at 1-800-587-1889 or fill out the free consultation form on the left of this page. We do not take every case—our attorneys have experience battling the big companies on the national stage. However, when we put our resources and aggressive approach behind your case, you can be confident that we will do everything in our power to ensure you reach the best possible outcome.