Lacombe man lucky to survive accident on Causeway, official says

A Lacombe man is lucky to be alive after losing control of his motorcycle Thursday (May 7) and being badly injured on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, a bridge official said. Caleb G. Batiste, 19, who underwent surgery Thursday night, suffered broken legs, a severely damaged arm and other injuries in the 6:15 p.m. crash on the southbound span, bridge General Manager Carlton Dufrechou said.

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