Officer badly hurt in New Orleans drunk driving accident

A police officer in New Orleans sustained serious injuries on June 5, after the patrol vehicle she was occupying was hit by a suspected drunk driver, an article of Fox News reported.

According to reports, Natasha Hunter was responding to an accident on I-10 near the Esplanade St. exit. Hunter, who has been working for the department for 12 years, was inside her vehicle with the emergency lights on when another driver struck her vehicle. The officer was unconscious when she was transported to a hospital and her condition was believed to be critical. The driver of the vehicle, whose name was withheld, told authorities that he had been drinking prior to the crash. The man also sustained injuries from the accident and authorities plan to arrest him after he is discharged from the hospital.

Attorney N. Craig Richardson in Lake Charles understands the great financial loss and emotional pain families endure when their loved ones sustain serious injuries in unexpected accidents. If negligent parties were involved in your car accident, you may be able to receive the compensation necessary for recovery. Contact our legal team at (337) 381-5349 to learn more about your options.