Gulfport, MS (May 27, 2022) – Serious injuries were reported in a pedestrian accident that took place on a major highway in Gulfport on Friday afternoon, May 27.
According to Mississippi Highway Patrol officials, the accident happened in the eastbound lanes of I-10 around the area of Canal Road. A pedestrian was walking near the eastbound lanes when they were suddenly struck by a passenger vehicle due to reasons that are not entirely known. The driver of the vehicle allegedly remained at the scene of the crash.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has not yet been identified, was rushed to the hospital for treatment of their injuries. They were allegedly taken from the scene by a medical helicopter due to severe injuries. Their condition is not known at this time.
The roadway was blocked in all eastbound lanes of traffic for an extended period of time as police worked to clear the scene. Police had the scene cleared within several hours but, in the meantime, drivers were asked to use alternate routes.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident remains ongoing.
Our thoughts go out to the pedestrian injured in this accident. We hope for their speedy recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Mississippi
Pedestrian accidents are some of the most severe accidents that happen on our roads in the state of Mississippi. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in the event of a serious accident involving any type of vehicle. As such, many pedestrians are seriously injured or even lose their lives in accidents every year. Between 2017 and 2018, it was reported that Mississippi saw a 42% increase in pedestrian fatalities, which was one of the biggest increases in years. If you have been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust.
Being hurt in a pedestrian accident can affect your life in a variety of ways. Because of this, it can pay to have the assistance of a skilled attorney on your side. There are many serious injuries that stem from pedestrian accidents every year, including some of the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Road rash
- Broken bones
- Internal organ damage
The injuries that stem from a pedestrian accident tend to leave victims in a difficult position for an extended period of time. Having the assistance of a Gulfport personal injury attorney on your side can ensure that your rights are being protected.
Our attorneys at MW Law Firm – Mama Justice are here to help you after you have become seriously injured in a pedestrian accident. We understand how overwhelming a pedestrian accident can be and offer our help and resources along the way. Our attorneys will assist you along the path toward compensation for a wide array of financial aspects at this time. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Gulfport at (888) 484-1476 for more information on your available options.
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