Aberdeen, MS (August 17, 2020) – On Friday night, a woman was killed in a fatal pedestrian crash on a highway in Aberdeen.
According to police, the collision took place at the Highway 25 Carwash on MS-25 in Aberdeen around 9:20 p.m. A woman identified as 58-year-old Cozzetta Johnson was walking across the highway when she was struck by an SUV traveling southbound.
Police confirmed that Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by paramedics.
The driver of the vehicle that struck her, who was later identified as Keith Brewer, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving death. He was pulled over by multiple bystanders and held there until police arrived.
The Aberdeen Police Department and Monroe County Sheriff’s Office continue their investigation into the collision.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Mississippi
Mississippi has some of the lowest notable levels of pedestrian traffic but, unfortunately, they are known for being one of the deadliest states for pedestrians. This may be due to the fact that drivers are not paying close attention to the roads around them and some of the most vulnerable parties on our roadways. In 2011, it was reported that approximately 47 people lost their lives in pedestrian accidents in Mississippi but these numbers have only been growing. Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident might be one of the most unexpected and tragic things that have ever happened to your family. Because of this, it is essential that you have the help of an accident attorney by your side who has handled these cases in the past.
Suffering the loss of a loved one might be the most difficult thing that you have ever faced. It is an unfortunate fact that pedestrians are prone to sustaining some of the most traumatic harm in an accident. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm, which makes them incredibly susceptible to harm in the event of an accident. If you have lost a loved one in an accident that you believe was not their fault, it is important that you know that you have options moving forward. Speaking with a Mississippi wrongful death attorney is the most solid decision that you can make to receive successful results.
At MW Law Firm – Mama Justice, our attorneys have dedicated ourselves to many wrongful death claims over the years. We have the resources available to ensure that your rights are being protected as you navigate the legal system and work toward results in your claim. We will help you obtain the compensation that will cover a wide array of aspects including medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, funeral costs, and so much more. You and your family should not have to suffer in the challenging aftermath of wrongful death. Please contact us at https://www.mamajustice.com/contact-us/ or (662) 262-6264 for the help you deserve in your time of need.
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