Biloxi, MS (April 17, 2022) – Around 4:26 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, April 16, a teen was hurt in a pedestrian accident that took place at an intersection in Biloxi.
According to Biloxi Police, the accident happened at the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Veterans Avenue. A female teen was walking across the street at the intersection when she was suddenly struck by a vehicle that was traveling in the area. It is not known if the driver of the passenger vehicle remained at the scene.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to assist the teen. Life-saving measures were conducted, as she was seriously injured in the accident. The teen was then rushed to a local hospital, though their condition is not yet known.
Due to the severity of the collision, all lanes of traffic were blocked at the intersection for a period of time. Police quickly worked to clear the scene.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Mississippi
Pedestrians are some of the most at-risk parties on our roads every year in Mississippi. In one recent year’s time in the entire U.S., between 4,000 and 6,000 pedestrians lose their lives in pedestrian accidents. In 2020, Mississippi actually ranked 8th highest in the U.S. when it comes to pedestrian fatality rates.
This means that handfuls of lives are lost due to these accidents every single year. Pedestrians have no protection from harm in an accident, which means that they are likely to lose their lives in the event of an accident involving a large vehicle. If you have been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident caused by another party, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney that you can rely on.
The aftermath of a pedestrian accident can be a difficult thing to face on your own. You may be feeling helpless and alone, which is why you should have the help of an attorney on your side. Pedestrian accidents are known for being incredibly severe due to the fact that they involve serious injuries, including some of the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Organ damage
If you have sustained injuries in a pedestrian accident, you should be prepared to speak with a Biloxi personal injury lawyer who has your best interests in mind.
Biloxi Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
At MW Law Firm – Mama Justice, we have diligently assisted those injured in pedestrian accidents throughout Mississippi over the years. Our attorneys have years of experience handling these types of claims and will help you get back on your feet when you need it the most. Having the help of an attorney on your side can ensure that your rights are being protected during one of the most stressful times in your life. We are here for you when you need us the most. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Biloxi at (888) 484-1476 for more information on 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.