February 11, 2013

The Coroner’s office of New Orleans identified the 79-year-old man who was the sole fatality of a traffic wreck last Sunday as Clarence Carter Jr. Last Monday, in an interview with Carter’s wife, Dolores, she said that her husband was heading home after visiting a friend when the crash took place.

Carter was a retired dock worker and the father of six children. She said that she had good relationship with her husband; he was a fine family man, hard working and a good friend. He will surely be missed by his family and friends.

It was about 11:00 o’clock in the evening when Carter was driving lake-bound along Gallier Street when he probably did not notice a stop sign at the corner of North Claiborne Avenue. This was the additional information supplied by New Orleans Police Department spokesperson officer Frank Robertson III.

Carter was less than a half-mile away from his house when he collided with a Dodge white Charger that was heading an uptown direction towards North Claiborne. The impact of the crash ejected Carter which subsequently caused his death on the scene.

John Gagliano who is the Coroner’s chief investigator released Id of Carter as his autopsy was scheduled later that day.

Meanwhile, the operator of the Charger who was not identified by the police, suffered minor injuries but was delivered to a local hospital. Up to the present time, he was not given any citation for violation committed.

A routine toxicology test was given as it will be evidence that alcohol or drug played an important role in the crash.

The press was not able to get more information from Robertson regarding the wreck.

Young children and senior citizens are most likely victims of traffic accidents.  Road accidents can happen to the elderly as car operators or as pedestrians. Seniors are susceptible to accidents on the road due to their failing senses – as hearing and seeing are no longer as sharp as before.

Of all car-related accidents in the United States, pedestrian fatalities account for 12 % of all deaths. Among states with the highest fatality rates per 100,000, Louisiana ranks sixth.

Car Accident victims may be entitled to financial compensation for pain and suffering in addition to economic damages.

Please consult with an experienced  New Orleans Car Accident Attorney now for free consultation.

Sources: Nola Com