Tunica Resorts, MS (April 4, 2022) – A woman was killed in a fatal pedestrian crash that took place on a major roadway in Tunica Resorts on Saturday evening, April 2.
According to local officials, the accident happened around 8:34 p.m. on Ole Highway 61 around the Sears subdivision. Police arrived at the scene and found that a female pedestrian has been struck by a vehicle as she was allegedly crossing the street. The driver who struck her, identified as 35-year-old Kelvin Dawson, remained at the scene.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, identified as 32-year-old Chasity Partridge, was rushed to a local hospital for treatment. She was tragically pronounced dead while there.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for an extended period of time. Police confirmed that the responsible driver was arrested, though they have not yet announced what charges he will face.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Chasity Partridge at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Mississippi
Pedestrians are the most at-risk parties on our roads when it comes to accidents. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm when involved in an accident with a large vehicle. Between the years 2017 and 2018, it was reported that Mississippi saw a 42% increase in pedestrian-related fatalities. Hundreds of people lose their lives as a result of pedestrian accidents in Mississippi every year. Facing the loss of a loved one can take you by surprise and leave you feeling both helpless and alone. If you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust.
The loss of a loved one can affect your life in a variety of ways after a pedestrian accident. As you are grieving the loss of your loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. You should never have to face these aspects on your own, especially when you are experiencing financial ruin due to an accident. It is crucial that you seek the immediate assistance of a Tunica Resorts wrongful death attorney in your dire time of need.
Tunica Resorts Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
At MW Law Firm – Mama Justice, we have diligently assisted those who have lost loved ones in fatal pedestrian accidents over the years. If your life has been turned upside-down due to a fatal crash, our attorneys will stand by your side every step of the way. Having an attorney on your side can greatly lessen any stress that you may be experiencing due to your losses. We will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial aspects, including some of the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy costs
- Funeral and burial costs
If you have lost someone you love in an accident, we will stand by your side. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Tunica Resorts at (888) 484-1476 for more information on how we can assist you.
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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.