Hattiesburg, MS (March 6, 2022) – Authorities say that a man was killed in a pedestrian accident that took place on a major roadway in Hattiesburg on Sunday, March 6.
According to Forrest County officials, the accident happened at 6:15 a.m. in the northbound lanes of US-49 around the area of J.M. Tatum Industrial Drive. Police confirmed that a Nissan Maxima was traveling northbound in the area when it suddenly struck an adult male pedestrian who was walking on the road. The driver allegedly did not see him until it was too late.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local Hattiesburg responders were immediately dispatched to the scene. The male pedestrian, who has not yet been identified, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to severe injuries.
Due to the severity of the accident, the roadway was blocked in most northbound lanes for a period of time. Police quickly worked to clear the scene.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Mississippi
Pedestrians are the most at-risk parties on our roads who have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. Handfuls of people are seriously injured and killed in pedestrian accidents in the state of Mississippi every year. Mississippi actually ranks as one of the 3 worst states for pedestrian fatalities. In one recent year, over 47 people were killed in fatal pedestrian accidents throughout Mississippi. It is never easy to face the aftermath of a pedestrian accident, especially if you have lost somebody you love in one of these accidents. Families often wonder where they can turn after losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident. You have options during these difficult times.
Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident can affect your life in ways that you may not be prepared to face on your own. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that continue to pile up against you. These losses can leave you in a difficult position and you should never have to worry about the financial aftermath of a fatal collision on your own. Bringing a wrongful death claim is never easy to do, especially because these claims can be entirely complex. This is why you should be prepared to speak with a dedicated Hattiesburg wrongful death attorney in your time of need.
Hattiesburg Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
At MW Law Firm – Mama Justice, our attorneys are here for you after you have sustained the loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident. We understand how difficult it can be to face the aftermath of a fatal accident on your own. You could be overwhelmed with bills that you cannot afford to pay. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation you deserve for a wide array of aspects, including the following:
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial costs
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy costs
If you have lost someone you love in an accident, we will stand by your side. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Hattiesburg at (888) 484-1476 to find out how we can help you.
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