Carthage, MS (July 31, 2022) – On Friday, July 22, a nine-year-old boy from Attala County lost his life when a four-wheeler turned over and crashed in Leake County. Deputies responded to the scene of the wreck at approximately 7:30 p.m.
Reports show the incident occurred on North Jordon Street in Carthage. Police say they believe the collision occurred when the four-wheeler jumped a small hill, causing it to flip over.
The 9-year-old boy lost his life at the crash scene. Multiple responders were observed in the area for some time after the incident occurred.
What led to the collision remains under police investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with everyone involved. We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim.
Mississippi Traffic Accidents
Recreational vehicles provide a fun, alternative way to get around. However, when a recreational vehicle is involved in an accident, unfortunately, the potential for severe injuries is present.
When we think about traffic accidents, we usually imagine car wrecks, tractor-trailer accidents, and more. We don’t regularly imagine accidents that involve ATVs and UTVs. Regardless, these types of crashes happen more frequently than most of us realize.
Our law firm has helped numerous people who have been victimized in recreational collisions when they sustained the following injuries:
- Spinal cord damage
- Traumatic brain injury
- Broken bones
- Loss of hearing/vision
- Nerve damage
- Permanent disfigurement or
One prevalent reason so many wrecks happen involving recreational vehicles is the lack of licensing requirements in many states. This means that ATVs and UTVs can be operated without any formal training or licensing. In Mississippi, anyone of any age can drive a jet ski or a four-wheeler, even if they are young and inexperienced.
No special license is required in order for you to operate a motorhome or a camper either, which makes it more difficult for drivers to know when to brake safely or how to handle a hydroplaning vehicle.
There are no regulations for these vehicles, which also plays a role in crashes. Jeeps, quad bikes, and even ATVs are often operated on off-road trails, miles away from the nearest traffic light or stop sign. If a driver fails to operate valid safety precautions, conditions like this can cause severe wrecks.
Our experienced attorneys are well aware of the many factors that may contribute to a serious recreational vehicle collision. Our firm has the resources and experience necessary to make sure you can make a full financial recovery if you’ve been hurt in a recreational vehicle crash.
Call our law office at (662) 262-6264 to figure out how you can recover from a recent collision. Allow us to handle the financial aspect of things so you can focus on your mental and physical recovery.
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Disclaimer: We 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.