Fatal Accident in the Bywater

May 5, 2008 by

Sunday afternoon about 5pm, a driver veered off the road, hitting three pedestrians, who were standing in front of a house, killing one and injuring two others.

The accident happened in the 800 block of Lesseps, at the corner of Dauphine, just outside Vaughn’s Bar.

Billy Ding, 42, (Piano player – Billy Ding & the Hot Wings, & former owner of French Quarter Bicycles) was pronounced dead on the scene.

Michael Aaron (Owner – Recently closed Rock & Roll Collectibles on Decatur Street) is in critical condition. I believe he’s been taken to University Hospital. The other pedestrian, whose identity is as yet unknown, was taken away by ambulance as well.

The driver, who witnesses say was apparently learning to drive, was arrested. Drug and alcohol tests were pending.

Michael Aaron, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Billy Ding, you will be missed, my friend.

Lord David
Skull Club
New Orleans