Driver in Causeway crash cited for careless driving

Driver in Causeway crash cited for careless driving

METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) - Causeway police have cited one of the drivers involved in an accident that sent a pickup truck flying into Lake Pontchartrain Monday morning.

Michael Gibson, 50, of Bush was the driver of a 2008 Toyota Tundra, was cited for careless operation in an accident and driving with a suspended license.

The accident happened on the southbound side near the mile marker 11.

The collision sent the Chevrolet Silverado driven by Vial Joseph "Joey" Leblanc III, 36, of Loranger through a guardrail and into the water.

A causeway police officer went into the water and rescued Leblanc, pulling him to safety.

Leblanc was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated and released.

Salvage crews pulled the truck out of the lake around 12:30 p.m.

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