Last Monday, a fatal car accident claimed the life of one Baton Rouge man. According to reports, Andre Anderson, 43, was pronounced dead from injuries obtained when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle on the road late Monday night.
According to a recent WAFB-TV report, Anderson’s Suzuki motorcycle slammed into the passenger side of a Ford Taurus while driving east on Burbank Drive (LA 42). Courtney Jones, 20, of Baton Rouge was the driver of the other vehicle involved. The crash occurred when Jones drove the opposite direction on the roadway and was attempting a left turn onto Pecan Tree Drive.
Police on the scene reported that Anderson was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash but it was not properly secured. Following the crash, Anderson was rushed to Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center but his injuries proved to be too severe and was pronounced dead shortly after.
Jones only suffered minor injuries and was treat on the scene. Natasha Jones, 19, of Miami, FL was in the vehicle with Jones at the time of the crash but only suffered minor injuries and was taken to Baton Rouge Medical Center.
Currently, no charges have been filed but Louisiana State Troopers are still investigating the crash.
Related, a recent Governors Highway Safety Association study recently found that motorcycling fatalities in the U.S. had dropped 10 percent in 2009. They estimate that motorcycle deaths declined from 5,290 in 2008 to 4,762 or fewer in 2009.