Elderly Lafayette couple injured when car plunges two stories from parking garage


An elderly Lafayette couple was rushed to the hospital this weekend after being injured when their car fell from a parking garage in Metairie, WWL TV reports.

A call was received around 2:20 p.m. about a car backing out and falling from the second floor of a parking garage in the 3200 block of 26th Street.

According to the Jefferson Parish Fire Chief Dave Tibbetts, the car landed upside down on the street, partially falling on a parked mobile camper.

The two people inside of the vehicle have been identified as 71-year-old Kim Bergeron and 73-year-old Dalton Bergeron of Lafayette. 

The Bergeron’s were transported to a local hospital where their condition is unknown at this time.

WWL TV spoke with Jared Fernandez, who works at the Ultimate Outdoor Play nearby, who reported that he heard a very loud bang.

“I was inside at work, I heard what turned out to be the car drop, I felt the building shake a little bit,” Fernandez said. “I went to take a peak and I saw that the car was upside down,” he said.

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