Philadelphia, MS (February 3, 2022) – Around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday night, February 2, a teen was injured in a pedestrian crash that happened in Philadelphia.
According to Neshoba County officials, the accident took place at the intersection of Poplar Avenue and Line Street. Police attempted to make a traffic stop in the area when the driver of the vehicle took off. The officer lost sight of the driver and terminated the pursuit but continued onward near the intersection.
When he reached the intersection, he found the driver’s Ford Explorer crashed into a home at the intersection. A 13-year-old was playing video games inside the home and was struck by the vehicle. The driver of the Ford got out of the vehicle and fled on foot.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The 13-year-old pedestrian was injured in the accident. He was taken to Neshoba General Hospital but his condition is not yet known.
Philadelphia Police later located the driver of the Ford, identified as Jeremy Howard Henry, in the woods behind a local church. He was charged but his charges have not yet been revealed.
The area was blocked near the intersection for some time following the collision.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Mississippi
Pedestrian accidents are some of the most severe accidents that occur on Mississippi roads each year. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection in the event of an accident. In 2018, it was estimated that approximately 13% of fatalities on Mississippi roads involved pedestrians. Hundreds of people are killed in these horrific accidents every year. Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident might be one of the most traumatic things that you have ever endured. You and your family have options and should speak with an attorney that you can trust along the way.
Losing somebody close to you can affect your life in a variety of ways. If you know that a driver is to blame for your loved one’s pedestrian accident, you should have an understanding of your options moving forward. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder what options you have. You should never have to worry about your financial damages after you have lost someone you love. It is important that you seek the help of a Philadelphia wrongful death attorney who has your best interests in mind.
Pedestrian Accidents in Mississippi
At MW Law Firm – Mama Justice, we are here to help you after you have lost someone you love in a Mississippi pedestrian crash. We will stand by your side every step of the way when it comes to navigating the legal system for the first time. Our attorneys are here for you as you work toward the compensation you deserve. These include a wide array of aspects such as the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy costs
We are here for you when you need them the most. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Philadelphia at (888) 484-1476 for more information on your available options.
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