Motorcyclist killed in Terrebonne Parish

Motorcyclist killed in Terrebonne Parish

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A 33-year-old Houma man was killed in a motorcycle accident in Terrebonne Parish Monday night.

Troop C responded to the single-vehicle fatality on LA 55 near Bush Canal around 8:00 p.m.

According to the report, Alex Abbott was traveling south on LA 55 at a high rate of speed on his motorcycle.

Abbott entered a right curve in the roadway and lost control.

He ran off of the road to the left and struck a piece of highway equipment that was parked beyond the northbound travel lane. According to the report, Abbott was ejected from his motorcycle and sustained fatal injuries.

He was pronounced deceased on scene by the Terrebonne Parish Coroner's Office.

Troopers urge motorcyclists of all ages and experience levels to take extra precautions while riding and ensure that they are properly prepared and trained for a variety of riding conditions.

Through participation in certified training programs, riders are educated on safe riding practices such as being visible, dressing for safety, applying effective riding strategies, and knowing the capabilities and limitations of their motorcycle.

Motorcyclists are taught how to apply these safety practices to not only avoid being involved in a crash but to greatly reduce the chance of injury should a crash occur.