St. Charles Parish President Larry Cochran issued a statement today (April 20) addressing his progress since he was hospitalized in a motorcycle accident earlier this month.
“I am working hard at my recovery so that I can return to my active daily routine in St. Charles Parish, something I dearly miss,” Cochran said. “Fortunately, I am able to meet with my staff on a regular basis, all of whom are helping me stay abreast of the current affairs. Together, my administrative team and I are continuing our efforts to provide the highest level of services to our residents. I am most grateful for all of the emotional support and prayers the good people of our parish continue to provide to my family and me. Rest assured your support is most appreciated.”
Cochran remains hospitalized, according to St. Charles Parish spokesman Tristan Babin, who added the Parish President has made “tremendous progress” since the day of the accident. He has begun rehabilitative physical therapy, according to Babin.
Cochran was a passenger on a motorcycle driven by his 19-year-old daughter, Madison, that crashed shortly after 7:40 p.m. April 3. The crash occurred in the 100 block of Oaklawn Ridge Drive in St. Rose. Madison Cochran was treated and released from the hospital with minor injuries.
Parish Chief Administrative Officer Billy Raymond is running the parish’s day-to-day operations in Cochran’s stead.