New Orleans police search for driver who left a biker to die in the street
NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a deadly hit and run that happened on Saturday, Aug. 20, before 9 p.m. in the 6800 block of Tara Lane.
The NOPD said a man riding his motorcycle was hit by a driver who didn’t stop.
“I was walking to the store around 8:40-something and I seen the man ride passed and he wasn’t going that fast,” said a resident who did not want to be identified. “He rode passed me about two times, and by the time I got to the corner right here, he was already gone.”
Police said the man driving the motorcycle was heading eastbound on the I-10 service road in New Orleans East, when a driver turned left off Tara Lane. That driver hit the motorcyclist and drove away, leaving the man for dead.