Hinds County, MS (February 11, 2024) – Injuries were reported as the result of an auto accident that happened in Hinds County. Reports show the wreck occurred on the afternoon of February 11 just before 2:00 p.m. Police say vehicles collided on Interstate 55 before Fortification Street and caused at least one individual to sustain injuries. All southbound lanes were blocked in the area while emergency responders worked to help at the scene. Police and paramedics stayed on-site for an extended time period, causing extensive traffic delays in the area. Authorities in Hinds County are still investigating the circumstances of the wreck.
We hope for the full recovery of the injured victims.
Mississippi Traffic Collisions
Car crashes take place often in the state of Mississippi. In 2020, tens of thousands of individuals suffered injuries in auto collisions in the state, while hundreds ended up losing their lives. Unfortunately, the majority of these collisions take place due to the negligent actions of drivers. Driver negligence has become a serious public safety threat in the United States, especially in the past decade. Drivers who are intoxicated, distracted, overtired, and speeding are behind over 93% of the reported car wrecks that happen in the United States today.
In the United States, car crashes have become the main cause of serious injuries and fatalities among people ages 15-20. Additionally, they are among the top ten reasons all Americans end up with severe injuries or deceased. Some of the most alarming statistics related to the most common types of driver negligence in the US include:
- More than 400,000 car wrecks take place per year due to driver distraction.
- Over 11,000 people are killed yearly due to the actions of drivers who travel at unsafe speeds.
- About 90% of American car crashes are caused by the negligence of drivers.
- Over 50% of pedestrian crashes happen due to driver negligence.
- Approximately 30% of the national accident fatality rate can be attributed to intoxicated driving.
In Mississippi, driver intoxication and speeding are some of the most common reasons auto collisions occur. If you or a loved one have recently suffered injuries in a traffic collision caused by the actions of a negligent driver, working with a car crash attorney is definitely in your best interest. A car crash attorney in Hinds County can help you recover from the difficult aftermath of your accident. You may be faced with debilitating injuries, repair fees, car problems, or you may even need an entirely new vehicle which can be expensive. Additionally, the emotional turmoil that may follow a severe crash can be debilitating, causing you a lot of stress and anxiety.
An attorney from the personal injury law office of Mama Justice can help you file a claim for financial compensation so you can get the funds you need to pay for the losses in damages you may have experienced related to your accident. A lawyer can hold the party or parties responsible for your wreck accountable for their actions that caused your accident. Contact our law office as soon as you can at (662) 262-6264 for more information on how we can assist you.
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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.