Ocean Springs, MS (December 16, 2021) – Around 1:10 p.m. on the afternoon of Wednesday, December 15, a fatal pedestrian accident occurred in Ocean Springs that involved a train.
According to officials, the accident happened on the railroad tracks around the area of Cherokee Glen. Due to reasons that are not fully known, a man in his 20s was walking alongside the track and getting ready to cross in the afternoon hours. Suddenly, a train started to approach and was unable to stop in time. The train struck the pedestrian but remained at the scene.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were immediately called to the scene to help those in need. The man, who has not yet been formally identified, was pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. Nobody on the train sustained injuries in the accident.
Due to the severity of the accident, the area was blocked for an extended period of time. Police quickly worked to clear the scene.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Mississippi
Though pedestrian accidents do not happen as commonly as other accidents, they are known for being some of the most severe accidents on our roads. These accidents can happen anywhere but some of the most severe accidents occur on our railroad tracks. In 2018, it was reported that approximately 13% of fatal accidents in Mississippi involved pedestrians. These accidents can typically be prevented but continue to take place due to the negligence of others. Drivers of all types are supposed to pay close attention to what is happening around them so that pedestrian accidents can be prevented. If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, you may wonder where you can turn.
It is never easy to move forward after a pedestrian accident. If you have suffered from extensive losses due to one of these accidents, you and your family may wonder where you can turn. As you grieve the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that continue to pile up against you. Losing somebody closest to you can leave you with many questions that you cannot answer entirely on your own. It is imperative that you speak with a skilled Ocean Springs wrongful death attorney that you can rely on.
Ocean Springs Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Our compassionate attorneys at MW Law Firm – Mama Justice are here to help you after you have lost someone you love in a fatal pedestrian crash. We will stand by your side every step of the way as you navigate the legal system for the first time. Having an attorney on your side can ensure that your rights are being protected after you have lost someone closest to you. We will help you work toward the compensation you deserve for a wide array of aspects. Please contact an accident attorney in Ocean Springs at (888) 484-1476 for more information on how we can assist you in your time of need.
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Disclaimer: We, at MW Law Firm – Mama Justice, have worked hard to become valued members of the Northern Mississippi business community. We write these posts to bring awareness to the dangers of driving in hopes that our fellow community members will use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle. The information in this post is not intended to be medical or legal advice. The photographs used in this post are not taken at the actual accident scene.