Oxford, MS (July 27, 2021) – On Sunday, July 25, a hit-and-run pedestrian accident occurred on a roadway in Oxford that led to injuries.
According to the Oxford Police Department, the accident happened on Molly Barr Road following a domestic violence incident. A pedestrian was struck by a passenger vehicle that fled the scene in the area.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene. The pedestrian, who has not yet been identified, was taken to the hospital with injuries but is expected to recover.
Police have since arrested the party responsible for the accident. The suspect was identified as 26-year-old Laquandra Dye, who was charged with aggravated assault and leaving the scene of an accident.
The roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Mississippi
Because pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable parties on Mississippi roads, they are prone to some of the most severe harm in the event of an accident. Handfuls of lives are lost as a result of Mississippi pedestrian accidents every single year. In 2011 alone, it was reported that approximately 47 pedestrians were killed in fatal accidents due to the negligence of others and many others were seriously injured. Though drivers are expected to watch out for any dangers on our roads, these accidents still occur in the blink of an eye every single year. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you should seek the immediate help of an accident attorney that you can trust.
It is never easy to move forward after you have been seriously injured in a Mississippi pedestrian accident. This is especially true if you have suffered from serious injuries caused by an accident such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, organ damage, fractures, and more. These injuries are sometimes so severe that they land victims in the hospital for days, weeks, or even months at a time. On top of this, they could cause you to spend time away from the workplace as you get back on your feet. It is never easy to face the aftermath of a pedestrian accident on your own. Because of this, you should have the dedicated help of a Mississippi personal injury attorney on your side.
Our Mississippi accident attorneys at MW Law Firm – Mama Justice have assisted those injured in Mississippi pedestrian accidents over the years. We believe that you have every right to hold a party liable for the harm that they have caused you in the event of an accident. Our attorneys will assist you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for aspects such as medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and so much more. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, we are here for you. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Mississippi at (662) 262-6264 for more information on how we can help you at this time.
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