DeSoto County, MS – Auto Accident Results in Injuries on MS 302 near Getwell Rd

DeSoto County, MS (June 8, 2023) – A major car wreck occurred in DeSoto County on June 5. At around 6:06 p.m., responders were dispatched to the area to render aid to those involved. 

Responders were seen at the crash site on MS 302 near Getwell Road. An unknown number of vehicles crashed in the area, causing injuries to those involved.

At this time, the cause of the accident is still being investigated by local police. All eastbound lanes of the road were closed while rescue personnel worked to help at the wreck site. 

Authorities in DeSoto County are still investigating the circumstances of the accident. They asked local drivers to use different travel routes while emergency responders worked in the area. 

Our thoughts are with those involved in this car crash in DeSoto County. We hope for the full and fast recovery of the injured parties. 

Mississippi Auto Collisions

DeSoto County, MS - Auto Accident Results in Injuries on MS 302 near Getwell Rd

In 2020, the most recent year with accident data recorded for the state of Mississippi, the state saw the highest traffic accident fatality rate per 100,000 individuals. Mississippi was at the top of the list of states throughout the country, with over 25/100,000 people. This is compared to the national average of 11.4/100,000, according to information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This is equal to 687 accidents that resulted in 752 deaths in 2020. Mississippi also saw two deaths for every 100 million miles driven, compared to the lowest-ranking state, which saw .63 deaths per the same number of miles traveled. 

The harsh reality is that these numbers only continue to grow each year. Serious crash injuries rose from 633 in 2014 to 1,618 in 2019. Whenever someone decides to operate their vehicle in an irresponsible, reckless, or otherwise dangerous manner, they put themselves and everyone around them at risk for serious injuries or even death. Some of the top reasons people lose their lives in Mississippi car crashes include: 

  • Speeding
  • Impaired driving (alcohol, prescription drugs, illegal drugs, marijuana)
  • Reckless driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Cell phone use
  • Running stop signs
  • Red lights
  • Fatigued driving
  • Wrong-way driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Violating traffic laws
  • Inexperienced driving

For example, when it comes to speeding, driving too fast only increases the chance of a crash occurring. It also increases the severity of an accident if it happens. For over the past two decades, speed has been a contributing factor in roughly ⅓ of all auto accident deaths, according to information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

When you or someone you love has been hurt in a car crash, it is important to figure out how the crash occurred. If you believe it was caused by the actions of a negligent driver, you deserve to be able to recover without going broke. A car crash lawyer is your best bet if you want to get the financial compensation you deserve after you’re hurt by driver negligence. You may be eligible to collect compensation for lost wages, car repairs, medical bills, and even intangible damages like pain, suffering, loss of consortium, embarrassment, emotional turmoil, and more.

Call the law office of Mama Justice as soon as you can to speak with a skilled car crash lawyer in DeSoto County who can help you file a personal injury claim. You can reach our law office by calling 662-262-6264 to speak with an auto accident lawyer about your case. Our main goal is to help you get your life as close to how it was before your accident so you can focus on your health and well-being without having to worry about your finances. Call our law office to learn more.

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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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