A motorcyclist was killed on Tchoupitoulas Street in the East Riverside area late Friday, the New Orleans Police Department reported. Two others were injured in the crash. The motorcyclist was traveling west over the speed limit at about 9:50 p.m when he struck a woman crossing Tchoupitoulas near Gen. Taylor Street, police said. He was thrown from his bike, and medical responders declared him dead at the scene. He was 45.
The New Orleans Police Department’s Violent Offender Warrant Squad located and arrested Adrian A. Caliste Jr., 22, in the fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred on Feb. 27, near the intersection of St. Charles Avenue and Harmony Street. Christina Larsen, 31, was walking her chocolate Lab in the Garden District at around 7 p.m. when she was struck by a car while starting to cross St. Charles Avenue.
A bicyclist was killed Tuesday (Dec. 29) night after being hit by a sport utility vehicle while crossing St. Charles Avenue, the New Orleans Police Department reported. The cyclist was traveling toward the river on Delachaise Street at about 11:35 p.m., police said. He went through a stop sign and entered St.
A motorcyclist died after striking a car in Central City on Thursday, the New Orleans Police Department reported. The victim, a 53-year-old man, was on Magnolia Street and Martin Luther King Drive at about 5:20 p.m. when he struck a sedan, the police report states. Initial reports indicate he was traveling at a high rate of speed and was not wearing a helmet. The Emergency Medical Service took him to a hospital, where he later died. The driver of the car stayed at the scene to speak to investigators.
After the second fatality of the 2020 Carnival season involving a tandem float, the city Saturday night barred krewes from pulling more than one chassis with a single tractor for the remainder of the season. The Krewe of Bacchus — known for its long, elaborate tandem floats — has agreed to break up its floats for tonight’s parade in light of the two tragedies. The Krewe of Thoth had planned to debut a three-section train float in its afternoon parade. It too will be split up. The second tandem-related death occurred during Saturday evening as Endymion float 14 was passing South Galvez Street and Canal.
A woman was struck and killed by a float as midway into the Nyx parade’s trek down Magazine Street on Wednesday night. Float 21 struck Geraldine Carmouche, 58, at Magazine and Valance Street at about 9 p.m. She died at the scene. The New Orleans Police Department stated Thursday (Feb. 20) morning she was reaching for a throw when she got stuck between tandem floats. She was then run over by the rear float.
The New Orleans Police Department is searching for a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian Sunday night in the Treme area. The incident occurred on around 10:55 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, on North Claiborne near Esplanade Avenue. While crossing the street, a 58-year-old man was struck by a large SUV, witnesses report. The vehicle stopped and then fled the scene. First District officers responding to the call found the victim unresponsive, suffering from trauma to the head and chest.