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Youngsville Chief fractures back in motorcycle accident

Posted: 10:00 AM, Mar 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-04 11:58:42-05

Youngsville Police Chief Rickey Boudreaux shared that he received a fractured back and broken pride as a result of Sunday’s motorcycle accident in Church Point.

Boudreaux posted to his social media page on Sunday, honored by the outpouring of prayers and well wishes. He says that he will return to work after a few short fixes.

Duson Police shared details on the crash on Sunday.

The crash happened shortly before 9 a.m. on I-10 westbound near Duson. Officers found Boudreaux’s motorcycle had crashed off the entrance ramp, into a median. The bike flipped several times and Boudreaux was ejected, police said. He was transported to a local hospital.

Boudreaux told officers he felt the motorcycle slip from beneath him, and then it began to flip. Officers found two witnesses, and based on what is known at this time it appears that the road conditions were the cause of the accident, police say.  Oil and fuel deposits from traveling vehicles entering the interstate just after fueling up are common, combined with slight moisture from dew and overnight humidity makes navigating curves on the entrance ramps dangerous, police said.

Chief Rickey Boudreaux
Courtesy City of Youngsville

 

“The Duson Police Officers extend prayers to Chief Boudreaux for a full and speedy recovery,” a release states.

Boudreaux’s wife Jackie posted a note on his Facebook page today, asking for prayers.

“Prayers for Rickey please! He was in a motorcycle accident this morning. He fractured his back but is doing great. Surgery is scheduled for next week. Please and thank you,” Jackie Boudreaux posted.

Youngsville Mayor Ken Ritter said the chief was injured in a crash while he was on his way to assist with the Church Point Mardi Gras Parade.

“I talked to him earlier, and he’s at home resting. Hopefully he won’t be down for long,” Ritter said. “He’s in good spirits. He’s going to be fine. And he’s surrounded by a great group of officers. Youngsville will be fine.”