State Police Investigating 2nd Fatal Bike Crash This Week
State Police are investigating a second fatal bicycle crash in Acadiana in less than a week.
Master Trooper Brooks David said 33-year-old Kerry Theriot, of New Iberia, was killed when he was riding his bicycle on Ridge Road in Judice early Tuesday morning.
Theriot was hit from behind near Brooklyn Street at around 5:30 a.m. David said he was not wearing a helmet but did have lights on his bike. Troopers are working to determine if those lights were visible at the time of the accident.
Theriot sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
This is the second fatality crash involving a bicycle that Troop I has investigated in less than a week.
58-year-old David Maxie of Franklin was also hit from behind while riding his bike on LA 83 last Thursday in St. Mary Parish. In that crash Maxie did not have required lights or reflectors on his bike when he was hit before dawn.
Louisiana State Police wish to remind motorists to always pay attention to the roadway and never drive distracted. Troopers also wish to remind bicyclists of the laws if they wish to ride on the roadway between sunset and sunrise.
--Master Trooper Brooks David
More information on certain laws regarding bicycles can be found here.