Jackson, MS (May 11, 2022) – On Monday night, May 9, one person was injured in a pedestrian accident that took place on a major Jackson highway.
According to the Jackson Police Department, the accident happened in the southbound lanes of I-55 around the area of McDowell Road. A pedestrian was walking in the area and attempting to cross the street when they were suddenly struck by two vehicles. Both of the drivers pulled over and remained at the scene to cooperate with police. One of the vehicles sustained immense front-end damage.
Several local responders, including paramedics, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has not yet been formally identified, was the only person injured in the accident. Their condition is not yet known but the party was rushed to the hospital for treatment.
Due to the severity of the collision, a portion of the roadway was blocked for some time. Police quickly worked to clear the scene and bring traffic under control.
Jackson Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the collision.
Our thoughts are with the injured pedestrian with hopes of their full and speedy recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Mississippi
Hundreds of people lose their lives as a result of accidents involving vehicles in Mississippi every year. In many of these cases, an individual can lose their life due to the negligence of another party. In 2018, statistics reported that approximately 13% of fatalities on our roads in Mississippi could be attributed to pedestrians. Handfuls of pedestrians lose their lives and many more are injured in these horrific accidents each year. It is true that drivers are supposed to do everything they can to ensure the safety of others so pedestrian accidents do not occur. If you have been hurt in a serious pedestrian accident, you have options and should speak with an attorney that you can trust.
Nobody understands the pain that you could be feeling after you were involved in a pedestrian accident or any other type of accident. Bringing a lawsuit after one of these accidents is not always an easy thing to face but this is the reality that many individuals are faced with each year. Many severe injuries stem from pedestrian accidents, including the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Organ damage
If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you should speak with a Jackson personal injury attorney immediately.
Our attorneys at MW Law Firm – Mama Justice offer our support to you after a pedestrian accident. A claim can turn complex very quickly, which can leave you in the most difficult position. Bringing a claim is not always easy to do, especially if you are familiar with how pedestrian accident claims work or you are unfamiliar with Mississippi accident law. We will help you find answers when it comes to your claim. You should never have to stand alone as you get back on your feet after an accident. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Jackson at (888) 484-1476 to find out how we can help you.
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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.