Vehicle Race in Little Wood Kills 1

Posted on Mar 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

Two vehicles crashed at 5am Thursday morning while racing along Hayne Boulevard in Little Woods, according to New Orleans police. Involved in the incident was a silver Toyota 4-Runner and a white Chevy Tahoe, both of which sustained damage after smashing into each other during the race. One man was left dead at the scene, while other occupants of the vehicles were reported fleeing following the crash. Investigators discovered that the Chevy Tahoe had been reported stolen the night before.

Hayne Boulevard is a no stranger to illegal racing. A man died on the roadway in November 2009 after flipping his Chevrolet in 2009, and in August of the same year motorcyclist died at the corner of Hayne and Gus Street after losing control and crashing into the back of a Honda Accord. July 2015 also saw the death of a motorcyclist on Hayne Boulevard after he collided with a Toyota Tundra.

In 2005, the city of New Orleans passed on ordinance outlining penalties for “motor vehicle speed contests” and “exhibitions of speed” on streets, roads and highways. A first time offense is punishable by a $500 fine and 30 days in jail for a drag racer; a second conviction as a racer means “the offender shall not be fined not less than $500 and imprisoned for not less than 90 days.”

Drag racing and speed racing is dangerous to motorists and pedestrians alike. Here at Bloom Legal, we want to remind you of the merit of safe driving. However, if you’ve been caught speeding in the New Orleans area, we can help. Give us a call at 504-599-9997 for a free consultation.

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