Multiple vehicle crash involves 17 vehicles on I-10 westbound in New Orleans East

Jim Hanzo
September 23, 2018 - 8:31 pm

The NOPD is investigating a series of related motor vehicle accidents that happened on Interstate 10 in New Orleans East.  

Police say around 4:51 p.m. inclement weather caused a single vehicle to collide with a wall on I-10 West at Read Boulevard. The combination of poor visibility due to the weather and the location of the vehicle gave oncoming drivers little time to react. Several vehicles attempted to brake and avoid the initial accident by swerving and switching lanes causing several additional vehicles to collide.

A total of 17 vehicles collided at the scene. Eleven motorists were transported to four different area hospitals. None of the injured motorists are suffering from life-threatening injuries.

Investigators are currently working to determine whether any of the involved drivers will be issued citations.

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