Canadian killed after getting hit by car on Airline
The accident occurred at Airline Highway south at James Drive shortly after 9 p.m. on Nov. 5. State police say that 65-year-old Henri Edmond, of Quebec, Canada, walked into the path of a 2002 Toyota Camry that was traveling south on US 61 in the right lane.
Edmond was transported to Kenner Regional Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.
The driver of the Corolla, 66-year-old Kay Barbin of Kenner, submitted to a breath analysis which revealed that there was no alcohol in her system. Impairment is suspected for Edmond and a toxicology test is pending the autopsy, according to state police.
"This year, there have been several fatal pedestrian crashes across Louisiana. Most of these crashes have occurred at night, and many occurred in dark areas," Trooper Melissa Matey, a spokeswoman for the state police, said.
There are several things pedestrians can do to increase safety and decrease the risk of being struck by a vehicle, Matey said.
"It is very important that pedestrians wear light-colored or reflective clothing, walk against traffic flow, and cross the road only when it is safe to do so," she said.
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