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Two (2) Year Old Pedestrian Fatality Accident in Bayou L’Ourse - Monday, February 22, 2010
On February 20, 2010 at approximately 12:50 p.m., Assumption Parish 911 Center received a call reporting that a 2 year old boy was struck by a pickup truck on Andras Street in Bayou L'Ourse. First Responders from the Bayou L'Ourse Volunteer Fire Department, Assumption Parish Deputies and a Trooper with the Louisiana State Police arrived on scene where it was discovered the two (2) year old had succumbed to his injuries.

Upon investigation, it was found that a 2005 Chevy Pickup Truck driven by Jeremy J. Bobbitt, age 29, who lives at 107 Andras Street had struck the child. Investigators determined that Bobbitt had backed out of his driveway and backed down Andras Street a short distance where he stopped in the roadway and looked for his father who lived across the street. After not seeing his father in the yard, Bobbitt left from in front of 108 Andras and headed North on Andras Street. Unknown to him the 2 year old boy had followed his grandmother across the street to a residence on Andras Street and was in front of the truck driven by Bobbitt and below his field of view. When Bobbitt moved forward the 2 year old was hit by the right front tire of the truck sustaining injuries which were fatal. Bobbitt was tested for alcohol with a test reading of .000g% indicating no alcohol in his system. Bobbitt was not charged with any violation and this accident remains under investigation.

For additional information concerning this release, feel free to call Sheriff Mike Waguespack at 985-369-7281.

 

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