Jackson, MS (March 21, 2022) – A woman was killed in a fatal rollover collision that happened on a major Jackson highway on Monday morning, March 21.
According to Mississippi Highway Patrol officials, the accident happened around 9:15 a.m. on I-55 in Hinds County. Police confirmed that 44-year-old Jerry Hammond of Magee was traveling in his 2007 Saturn Ion when he suddenly lost control of the vehicle due to reasons that are not yet known. This caused the vehicle to drift off the side of the road, crashing and overturning forcefully.
Several responders, including local Jackson paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. Hammond was rushed to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. A passenger in the vehicle, identified as 42-year-old Gigi Love, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to her injuries.
Due to the severity of the accident, a large portion of the roadway was blocked in the area for a period of time.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues. Police will update with more information as it is available.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Gigi Love at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Mississippi
Car accidents happen every hour of the day throughout the state of Mississippi. Though many of these accidents are minor fender-benders, others tend to take the lives of those involved. In 2016, it was reported that approximately 690 people were killed in fatal car accidents throughout the state. Fatal car accidents take on many different forms but rollovers are known for being some of the most catastrophic in nature.
In just one recent year, approximately 2% of car accidents were deemed rollovers. This may seem like a small percentage but it is imperative to note that many lives are lost in these accidents each year. If you have lost someone you love in a rollover accident, you have options and should speak with an attorney that you can trust.
Losing a loved one in a fatal car accident might be one of the most devastating things that you and your family have ever endured. There are many rules and deadlines that you will have to follow when it comes to your claim, making wrongful death claims extremely complex. With the help of an attorney, you can show that the following aspects were present in an accident:
- A driver owed a duty of care
- A driver breached this duty of care
- The breach in duty led to the accident
- The accident took the life of a loved one and led to other related damages
If you have lost someone close to you in a fatal collision, you should always speak with a Jackson wrongful death attorney that you can rely on.
Jackson Wrongful Death Attorneys
Our attorneys at MW Law Firm – Mama Justice are here for you after you have lost someone close to you in a car accident. Your claim may not be as clear-cut as you expected, which can leave you with a wide array of questions that you can only answer with the assistance of an attorney. You have options as you move forward and we will help you every step of the way. Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Jackson at (888) 484-1476 for more information on how we can help you.
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