St. Charles Parish President in intensive care following motorcycle accident

Parish President Larry Cochran

St. Charles Parish President Larry Cochran was hospitalized after suffering injuries resulting from a single-vehicle motorcycle accident Tuesday night (April 3).

Cochran was a passenger on the motorcycle and was taken to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries, according to a statement released by St. Charles Parish.

Though Cochran was in intensive care, on Thursday he released a statement noting he suffered “a few broken bones” and some bruising that he says will heal in time.

Cochran’s daughter Madison was reportedly driving the motorcycle. She was treated and released from the hospital.

“My daughter and I are truly blessed beyond words,” Cochran said through a statement.” Something as innocent as teaching my daughter how to drive a motorcycle in front of my home can change from excitement to tragedy in an instance. I am thankful that my daughter sustained only minor injuries in the accident. I have a few broken bones and some bruising that will heal in time. I am so grateful for the calls and continued prayers from so many. It makes me proud to live in such a caring parish. Regardless of how simple a short ride in front of my home may seem, it was my responsibility to insist helmets be worn, a lesson I am fortunate enough to talk about today.

“As your parish president, ensuring that the day to day operations of parish government run uninterrupted is very important to me. Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Billy Raymond will handle the day to day operations for St. Charles Parish government while I am on the mend. I am in constant contact with and have the utmost faith in my CAO and administration. Again, I’d like to thank the residents of St. Charles Parish for all of their support.”



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