Gentilly Car Accidents in New Orleans
Whether you are traveling by car, bicycle, or on foot to or from University of New Orleans, Southern University of New Orleans and Dillard University or just hanging out with your friends at Gentilly Fest, keep an eye on traffic. Gentilly has its fair share of auto accidents (and pedestrian accidents), especially along the broad Elysian Fields Avenue which spans most of the neighborhood.
ABOUT THE STREETS WHERE GENTILLY CAR ACCIDENTS OCCUR
Gentilly was developed along a ridge on the banks of New Orleans in what was formerly Bayou Gentilly. Neighborhoods include Dillard, Filmore, Mineburg, Marabeau Gardens, Oak Park, Vista Park, Edgewood, Gentilly Terrace, Gentilly Heights, Gentilly Woods, Lake Terrace and St. Anthony.
North -South streets include St. Bernard, Paris, St. Anthony Elysian Fields, St. Roch, Franklin and Press. East-West streets include Lakeshore Drive, Leon C. Simon, Robert E. Lee, Prentiss, Harrison, Filmore, Mirabeau, Hayne, Gentilly and Chef Menteur.
CASE LAW ABOUT GENTILLY NEIGHBORHOOD CAR ACCIDENTS IN NEW ORLEANS
Brown v. Travelers Ins. Co., 187 So.3d 1042015-0921 (La.App. 4 Cir. 2/17/16). On August 20, 2013, an automobile accident occurred at the intersection of Elysian Fields Avenue and Gentilly Boulevard in New Orleans, Louisiana, between vehicles driven by plaintiff, Aisha Brown, and defendant, Kevin Fogg. At trial, plaintiff testified that she had been traveling on Elysian Fields Avenue, turned right onto Gentilly Boulevard and, after merging to the left lane of travel, was struck in the rear passenger’s door by Mr. Fogg’s vehicle. She denied having seen Mr. Fogg’s vehicle at any time prior to the accident.
According to Mr. Fogg’s testimony, at the time of the accident, he was in the course and scope of his employment and was traveling in the right lane of Elysian Fields Avenue, headed to perform a work-related inspection. His intent was to proceed straight on Elysian Fields Avenue through its intersection with Gentilly Boulevard, as had he turned onto Gentilly Boulevard, he would have detoured from his intended route. He testified that, as he approached Gentilly Boulevard, Ms. Brown attempted to turn right in front of him from the center lane of travel, causing a collision between the two vehicles. Mr. Fogg did not see Ms. Brown’s vehicle until it began to initiate the right turn.
The trial court found that the accident was caused solely by the fault of the defendant, Kevin Fogg. The court of appeal based on the record before it, found the trial court did not abuse its discretion and affirmed the trial court’s judgment.
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