Ellisville, MS (July 01, 2022) – A single-vehicle accident in Jones County left a driver and a passenger with injuries on Tuesday, June 28th.
According to the Jones County Sheriff’s Office, a Ford F-150 overturned in the southbound lanes of Interstate 59 just outside of Ellisville at about 7:30 p.m.
Upon their arrival, fire crews from the Southwest Jones and the South Jones Volunteer Fire Departments discovered two people trapped inside the vehicle. Both victims were extricated from the Ford and transferred to an area hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.
The vehicle took heavy damage and had to be towed from the scene. A significant amount of debris was also left scattered across the interstate.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol and the Jones County Sheriff’s Office both responded to the scene.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Auto Accidents in Mississippi
Mississippi car accidents can cause devastating injuries and serious financial losses. Unfortunately, auto accidents in the Magnolia state happen frequently, more than 100,000 times per year. The fatality rate for car wrecks in Mississippi is approximately 1.63 collisions per 100 million miles driven, which is the highest in the country. Some of the most common types of traffic accidents that happen in Mississippi are:
- Failure to yield
- Collisions involving stationery objects
The National Safety Council reports that side-impact crashes are the most fatal type of accident. Human error is the main contributing factor in over 95% of car wrecks in Mississippi and throughout the United States.
The severity of your crash injuries depends on where you are in the car, the kind of accident, and the crash protection available in your car. The following injuries are usually seen as a result of car wrecks:
- Back injuries/Neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Damage to your spinal cord
- Bone breaks/Bone fractures
- Internal bleeding/Internal organ damage
- Emotional trauma
- Mental health issues such as PTSD
In order to own and drive a vehicle, a person must take on a big responsibility. All drivers on the road owe each other a duty of care. Gross negligence displayed while driving, like speeding, intoxication, or distraction, takes the lives of innocent people at devastating rates.
If you were injured in a car wreck, you may have to pay outstanding medical bills, property damage costs, loss of income/earning capacity, and more.
Pain and suffering, disfigurement, inconvenience, emotional turmoil, and more may also result from being hurt in an accident. You may be able to file a personal injury claim for compensation with an attorney to help you mitigate these costs.
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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.