Hattiesburg, MS – Two-Car Accident Takes One Life, Injures Two on Hwy 35 near Pittman Rd

Hattiesburg, MS (July 8, 2023) – A two-car crash happened in Marion County on the evening of Monday, July 3. At approximately 7:00 p.m., the crash happened on Highway 35. 

Sources say the accident took place on Highway 35 near Pittman Road when a 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass operated by 61-year-old Jerry Raynes, a Carson resident, was involved in a collision with a 2009 Toyota Camry driven by 20-year-old Joeana Rego of Columbia. Rego was headed south on MS-35N at the time of the crash. 

Raynes was fatally injured in the accident and pronounced deceased on-site. Rego and an unidentified passenger suffered injuries and were taken to local hospitals, one by helicopter. The other was taken by AAA Ambulance. 

The Mississippi Highway Patrol stated that the crash remains under police investigation at this time. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. 

Mississippi Car Crashes

Hattiesburg, MS - Two-Car Accident Takes One Life, Injures Two on Hwy 35 near Pittman Rd

A car crash can be an overwhelming and devastating experience. Suffering serious injuries in any scenario can land an individual in the hospital for a prolonged period, where they must undergo invasive and expensive medical care. Having to spend time stuck in the hospital, unable to work, and away from your loved ones can be too much for anyone to handle. Especially when that time stuck in the hospital is costing you a fortune. The majority of car crashes in the United States are caused by the actions of negligent drivers. Negligent driving has been at the top of the list of things that cause auto collisions in the United States for decades. 

Several different forms of negligent driving exist, including intoxication, speeding, distraction, and fatigue. The statistics that stem from these types of negligent driving are alarming. For example, over 400,000 car crashes happen each year caused by the actions of negligent drivers. Fatigued driving causes over 100,000 collisions, while more than 11,000 people are killed annually due to the actions of speeding drivers. 

Each year, about 6 million car wrecks are reported throughout the United States. According to information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, more than 90% of car crashes in the United States are caused by negligent driving. This means that negligent drivers cause about 5 million crashes per year. 

When you or someone you love has been hurt in a negligently caused accident, you should be able to recover without worrying about breaking the bank. A car crash lawyer can help you figure out the best way to go about collecting financial compensation for your losses and damages. Unfortunately, the insurance company may attempt to get you to settle for less compensation than you deserve, but you do not have to worry about that when you work with a skilled lawyer. 

If you have lost a loved one due to the actions of a negligent driver, you can work with a skilled and reputable wrongful death attorney in Hattiesburg who has your best interests and legal rights in mind. You may be eligible to collect financial compensation for lost wages, medical bills, funeral costs, and more when you work with a wrongful death attorney. Call Mama Justice at 888-484-1476 to learn more about how a wrongful death attorney can help you during this difficult time.

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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.


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