A Shreveport Police officer collided with a truck earlier this month after the pickup truck driver failed to yield. The motorcycle accident happened shortly after 7 a.m. when the officer was making a left turn on a residential street. According to the police report, the 37-year-old pickup driver was making a right turn at the same time. Despite the yield sign in front of the pickup driver, she failed to yield and struck the motorcycle.
The impact threw the officer from his motorcycle, and the pickup came to a stop on top of the officer’s legs. Immediately after the accident, three bystanders lifted the truck enough to free the officer. An off-duty nurse stabilized his injuries while emergency responders arrived to the scene.
The police officer underwent surgery at LSU Health Sciences Center to repair his broken leg. He is reportedly in good spirits. Officers issued the pickup driver a citation for failing to yield.
Motorcycle riders are especially susceptible to injuries in accidents and collisions. Motorcycles lack the safety features of an automobile and the injuries can be catastrophic and even fatal. Contact a New Orleans accident lawyer if you or a loved one suffers injuries in a motorcycle accident. An experienced New Orleans accident attorney can see that you receive just and fair compensation for your injuries.