DeSoto County, MS – Injuries Result from Crash on I-55 near Stateline Rd

DeSoto County, MS (December 10, 2023) – On the afternoon of December 9, a car wreck in DeSoto County ended in injuries. Responders were dispatched to the scene shortly after the incident happened at around 4:20 p.m. Reports from local police show that the incident took place on Interstate 55 near Stateline Road. Vehicles collided in the area under circumstances still being investigated by area authorities. Emergency crews worked at the scene for an extended period, resulting in traffic delays. At least one person was taken to the hospital with injuries. Currently, however, those involved have not been identified. Police in DeSoto County continue to investigate. 

Our thoughts are with those involved as we hope for their full recovery. 

Mississippi Traffic Accidents

Every year, millions of auto accidents are reported throughout the country. These collisions end in around 40,000 deaths per year and approximately 3 million serious injuries. In the Magnolia State, approximately 60,000 auto collisions are reported per year that cause tens of thousands of people to become injured. Traffic accidents occur for many different reasons, including inclement weather, car problems, and negligent driving. Traffic accidents occur under many different circumstances, including in clement weather, vehicle issues, and negligent driving. However, driver negligence is the main cause behind the majority of auto accidents that happen in the US today. Those who choose operate their vehicles while distracted, speeding, or intoxicated risk their own lives and the lives of everyone around them.

DeSoto County, MS - Injuries Result from Crash on I-55 near Stateline Rd

Negligent driving is behind more fatalities than gun violence each year in the United States. According to information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 92% of reported auto accidents are caused by negligent driving. When we do the math, this is equivalent to more than 35,000 fatalities per year. Daily, over 100 people are killed in car crashes in the United States, which means negligent driving takes over 90 lives per day across the nation. If drivers were more alert, aware, and mindful while behind the wheel, they could save thousands of lives yearly. 

At the law office of Mama Justice, we have been helping injured accident victims recover for more than 30 years. We can help you and your loved ones get the money you need to pay for damages such as vehicle repairs, lost wages, medical bills, and more following your crash. You deserve to recover without worrying about your finances. You should be able to focus on getting well so you can get your life back to how it was before your crash, if possible. 

Contact a skilled car accident lawyer in DeSoto County from our law office by calling (888) 484-1476 to learn more about how we can help you through this difficult time.

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