Biloxi, MS (June 13, 2022) - At around 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 13, a child was injured in a hit-and-run accident in Biloxi. The incident was reported at the intersection of US-90 and Porter Avenue.
According to information from officials, a child, age 9, was crossing at an intersection when they were struck by a vehicle being driven by Brianna Nicole Chevalier, a 27-year-old resident of Gulfport./ Chevalier fled the scene without rendering aid to the injured child.
The victim was taken to an area hospital with injuries. They were listed in stable but critical condition.
Police received descriptions of the vehicle from witnesses who were at the scene. Chevalier was later taken into custody by police.
Authorities in Biloxi continue to investigate the circumstances of the wreck.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family. We hope for their full recovery.
Car wrecks happen in Mississippi all the time. Approximately 6 million vehicle collisions are reported per year in the United States. In Mississippi, more than 100,000 vehicle accidents happen every year. These wrecks can happen for many different reasons. Currently, the leading cause of car crashes in the United States is distracted driving. With the rise in popularity of cell phones and other handheld electronic devices, distracted driving is becoming a serious problem and causing injuries and fatalities.
Taking your eyes off of the road is a dangerous thing to do. The hazards related to this behavior are immense and devastating. While driving about 55 miles per hour and checking a text message at the same time, you’re driving the length of a football field without looking at the road. Anyone who you pass on the roadway during this time is put at serious risk for injuries or even death.
Reckless, negligent, and careless drivers need to be held responsible for their actions. The risk of hurting another person should be a large enough deterrent from driving negligently, however, individuals choose to drive carelessly and recklessly all the time. Over 400,000 people were injured by distracted drivers in 2019 in the United States, and more than 3,000 people were killed.
Regardless of the cause of your injury accident, you deserve to be compensated for the damages and injuries you may have endured. You may have been stuck in the hospital for a prolonged period while you dealt with invasive and exhausting medical procedures. Your medical care may have cost you a fortune, making you worry about how you’re going to recover financially.
An auto crash lawyer in Biloxi from the MW Law Firm – Mama Justice can help you determine the cause of your wreck and who to hold responsible for your losses and damages. If you can prove that another person caused your accident, you may be able to collect compensation for lost wages, vehicle repairs, medical care, and more.
Contact our law firm at (888) 484-1476 to find out how we can help you You deserve all the help available to you during this difficult time. Call us to speak with an attorney about how you can financially recover.
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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.