Canton, MS (March 5, 2022) – A man was seriously injured in a fatal pedestrian accident that took place on a major road in Canton on Friday, March 4.
According to Mississippi Highway Patrol officials, the accident happened around 6:30 p.m. on MS-22 around the Cedar Hill area. Police confirmed that a pedestrian was directing traffic in the area due to a disabled vehicle. Suddenly, he was struck by a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck that was traveling eastbound. It is believed that the driver of the vehicle remained at the scene.
Several responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. Police confirmed that 27-year-old Kendarious Yancy was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. Nobody else was injured in the collision.
The roadway was blocked in several lanes of traffic as police worked to clear the scene.
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
Pedestrian accidents are known for being some of the most severe and life-altering accidents on Mississippi roadways. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. This also means that pedestrians are more likely to become seriously injured or even killed in the event of a pedestrian accident. In 2011 alone, it was reported that approximately 47 people were killed in fatal pedestrian accidents and many others sustained serious injuries. It is never easy to face injuries caused by a pedestrian accident. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney that you can trust.
In 2018, it was reported that approximately 13% of car accidents deaths in Mississippi involved pedestrians. This means that these accidents turn the lives of many upside-down every single year. Being hurt in a pedestrian accident can impact every aspect of your life. This is especially true if you have sustained severe injuries in one of these accidents, including any of the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Organ damage
If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident that is not your fault, you may be feeling confused and alone. It is imperative that you speak with a Canton personal injury lawyer who has your best interests in mind.
Canton Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
At MW Law Firm – Mama Justice, we have diligently assisted those injured in pedestrian accidents over the years. We understand how overwhelming a pedestrian accident can be and offer our help when you need it the most. Having the assistance of an attorney on your side can ensure that your rights are being protected as you navigate the legal system for the first time in Mississippi. You may find that you are eligible for a wide array of financial aspects. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Canton at (888) 484-1476 for more information on how we can help you.
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