Oxford, MS (May 3, 2022) – A victim sustained injuries in a DUI pedestrian accident that took place near an Oxford intersection on Sunday morning, May 1.
According to Oxford Police Department officials, the accident happened around 1:46 a.m. on South Lamar Boulevard close to the area of Belk Boulevard. A pedestrian was walking on the grass off the side of the road when they were suddenly struck by a passenger vehicle. The vehicle allegedly left the roadway at the time of the crash.
Oxford Fire and paramedics were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has not yet been identified, was severely injured in the accident. They were rushed to Baptist Memorial Hospital in North Mississippi and then flown to a second hospital by medical helicopter. The victim has since been listed in stable condition.
The driver, identified as 24-year-old Samuel Jared Brown, remained at the scene to speak with police. They found that he was under the influence at the time of the accident. He has since been arrested on aggravated DUI and open container charges.
A portion of the road was blocked in the area of the accident for some time.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured pedestrian in hopes of their recovery at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Mississippi
Pedestrian accidents have been rising on our roads throughout Mississippi over recent years. In 2020, it was estimated that Mississippi actually took the 8th place ranking for pedestrian fatality rates in the entire U.S. Hundreds of pedestrians lose their lives in these accidents each year within the state. Why are pedestrian accidents so deadly? These accidents involve some of our most vulnerable parties against large motor vehicles. If you have sustained injuries as a result of a serious pedestrian accident, you should be prepared to seek the help of a dedicated legal advocate.
Nobody wants to think of something as simple as taking a walk as a dangerous activity. As a pedestrian, you are unfortunately at the mercy of all drivers on our roads. If you have sustained injuries in one of these accidents, you may wonder what actions you can take against an at-fault driver. There are many serious injuries that result from pedestrian accidents, including the following:
- Neck and back injuries
- Fractures/Broken bones
- Internal organ damage
- Permanent scars
If you have been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident, speaking with an Oxford personal injury attorney can benefit you in many ways.
Seeking the help of an attorney at MW Law Firm – Mama Justice can ensure that your rights are protected after a Mississippi car accident. We will work to ensure that you are fully compensated for the damages that you have sustained in a pedestrian crash. Our attorneys will answer any questions that you may have and offer our knowledge as it pertains to your case. Please do not hesitate to contact a car accident attorney in Oxford at (888) 484-1476 for more information on your options moving forward.
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