Hattiesburg, MS (November 17, 2022) – A passenger was killed in a three-car crash in Lamar County on Wednesday night, November 16. The incident occurred on SR-42 at approximately 5:37 p.m.
According to information provided by the Mississippi Highway Patrol, a 57-year-old Laurel resident was driving a Toyota Sienna west on MS-42 when it was involved in a crash with a 2002 Ford Explorer.
The Explorer was headed west on the highway and driven by a Petal resident, age 25. The Sienna also collided with a 2011 Nissan Altima driven by a Columbia resident, age 45.
Information provided by the Lamar County Coroner reveals that Regina Lynn Higgins, age 41, of Magee, was fatally injured in the accident. Reports show that she was a passenger in the Sienna.
MHP continues to investigate the details of the accident.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim at this time. Our thoughts are with all those involved.
Mississippi Auto Accidents
Car crashes almost always happen suddenly and without warning. Depending on the severity of an accident, those involved may suffer severe or even fatal injuries. Sustaining a severe crash injury could land you in the hospital for days, weeks, or even months. You may be stuck undergoing invasive, expensive, and exhausting medical care that is costing you a lot more than just money. You may be losing time at work, time with your family, and time doing the things you love.
Approximately 6 million people suffer serious injuries in auto accidents in the United States. Each day, about 17,000 car crashes are reported that injure over 7,500 people. In Mississippi alone, over 100,000 vehicle crashes are reported annually. These collisions end in injuries and death for tens of thousands of people. On average, approximately 55,000 individuals suffer injuries in auto crashes in the Magnolia State each year, with over 1,000 people losing their lives. Right now, most of the crashes that occur in the United States and in the state of Mississippi are caused by driver distraction. Statewide, distraction causes more than 400,000 vehicle collisions per year.
Depending on what caused your accident, you may qualify for financial compensation that can help you cover the costs related to your wreck. An auto accident attorney can help you get the money you need to pay for vehicle repairs, medical care costs, and more. An auto accident does not have to derail your entire life. An attorney can help you learn more about your legal rights toward financial compensation. Even non-economic damages like loss of enjoyment of life, pain & suffering, embarrassment, and more may be eligible for financial compensation in the event that a negligent driver caused your accident and injuries.
Driver negligence is punishable by hefty fines and even jail time in the United States. A lawyer can help you get the justice you deserve if you’ve been hurt by the actions of a negligent driver.
Our car crash lawyers in Hattiesburg at Mama Justice have been working diligently for decades to help severely injured parties and their family members get their lives back on track. We can help you get the money you need to recover. Sadly, crash victims usually suffer from more than just physical injuries. They often find themselves dealing with depression, anxiety, and sometimes even PTSD and other mental issues. Financial compensation may be awarded for problems like this, and any other issue that affects your daily life.
Call Mama Justice at (662) 262-6264 for more information on how we can help you recover. Don’t hesitate, as you only have two years from the date of your collision to file a personal injury claim for compensation. Call us as soon as you can to get started on your path to recovery.
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