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Hattiesburg, MS – Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Honda Civic on I-59 at the Hardy St Overpass

Hattiesburg, MS – Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Honda Civic on I-59 at the Hardy St Overpass

Hattiesburg, MS (January 1, 2023) – A pedestrian has died as a result of a fatal accident that took place in the Hattiesburg area on Saturday evening. At around 8 p.m. on December 31, the Hattiesburg Police Department responded to a crash that took place on Interstate 59.

According to reports provided by HPD, a pedestrian was struck by a 2016 Honda Civic on Interstate 59 at the overpass for Hardy Street.

The pedestrian, an adult male, suffered fatal injuries. Authorities located the man on the northbound side of the roadway and pronounced him deceased.

The Honda driver remained at the scene of the accident and talk to the police.

Investigations are currently underway by the Hattiesburg Police Department.

We offer our sympathies to the family of the man who died in this fatal collision.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Mississippi

In 2020, Mississippi ranked the third most dangerous state for pedestrians. A total of 106 pedestrians lost their life, creating a fatal pedestrian rate of 3.57 deaths per 100,000 people. Many of these accidents take place in dark road conditions when it is more difficult for drivers to see pedestrians. Regrettably, there are many instances where people die as a result of driver negligence.

Drivers who are distracted are unlikely to see pedestrians nearby. This is particularly true when the road conditions are dark. Drivers who are texting on their phones, eating, or engaging in other actions that take their attention off the road can cause them to miss seeing pedestrians in the area.

In addition to distractions, speeding drivers are another leading cause of fatal pedestrian crashes. When drivers are traveling too fast for road conditions or in inclement weather, they are more likely not to see pedestrians traveling nearby. As a result, they are likely to strike them. Traffic accidents involving pedestrians that take place at a high rate of speed are often more severe than others.

Finally, impairment is another common factor that contributes to fatal pedestrian accidents in our state. When drivers are impaired, they may not be able to operate their vehicles in a responsible manner. Impairment can cause a driver to go off the side of the roadway and strike pedestrians that are traveling on sidewalks and on shoulders near the road.

If you’ve lost a loved one as a result of a car accident, our Hattiesburg wrongful death lawyers at MW Law Firm-Mama Justice, are here to help. With decades of experience and a dedicated legal team by your side, you can be sure that your case will receive the best representation possible. We offer free consultations to all potential clients. Contact our Mississippi law firm at 662-262-6264 to schedule a free consultation to get started on your case.

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Disclaimer: We 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.

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