It is always heartbreaking to hear about an accident involving a pedestrian, especially when it results in a fatality like the recent incident in Lafourche Parish on Hwy 1. Larry Helm, age 77, from Thibodaux, has been identified as the victim of a fatal accident that occurred on June 9, 2023. The incident involved a riding lawn mower and took place on Louisiana Highway 1, near Richland Drive. The accident was reported to Louisiana State Police Troop C just before 10:00 a.m. on that morning. The incident has attracted international media and general public attention. Follow us till the end to know all the known facts about the incident.
Who was Larry Helm?
According to the information, Helm was driving a Craftsman riding a lawn mower and tried to cross LA Hwy 1 from the northbound shoulder. A 2023 GMC 3500 was also traveling northbound on the same highway. Helm crossed the road and the GMC driver tried to avoid a collision by braking and turning to the right, but was unsuccessful as the lawnmower got stuck in the vehicle’s path. Helm suffered fatal injuries and was declared deceased at the accident site. The driver of the GMC and two passengers were securely restrained and escaped injury.
As for pedestrians, there are steps that can be taken to increase safety on the roadways as well. Firstly, it is important to wear bright or reflective clothing when walking at night, to make yourself more visible to drivers. Secondly, always use crosswalks when available, and avoid jaywalking across the street. Finally, pay attention to your surroundings at all times – avoid distractions such as cell phones, and be aware of traffic patterns and potential hazards.
The tragic incident has left family, friends, and the community devastated. Larry Helm will be remembered for his contributions and the impact he made during his time on Earth. The loss of life is always a sensitive and solemn matter, and our thoughts and prayers are with Larry’s loved ones during this difficult time. As the investigation into the cause of the accident continues, we seek to provide closure and answers to those affected by this tragedy. Tragic accidents such as this are a stark reminder of the importance of road safety and being mindful of our surroundings at all times. Here we have shared the complete information about this accident. So, stay safe and stay connected to us for more updates.