Hit-and-run on West Esplanade impacting traffic

METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) - A hit-and-run in Metairie is impacting traffic Wednesday morning.

A 19-year-old was driving his mother's car when he was struck by another vehicle on West Esplanade Avenue around 6:30 a.m.

The teen's car crashed into the banks of the canal, but no injuries were reported, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Department.

The person who caused the accident abandoned their vehicle and fled on foot.

One lane of West Esplanade Avenue is blocked at this time.

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