Jackson, MS – One Killed, One Hurt in Collision at Palmyra St & Fortification St

Jackson, MS (October 22, 2023) – One person lost their life and another was injured in a car crash in Jackson. Police went to the scene of the accident at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 22. 

According to information provided by local authorities, an SUV with no lights ran a red light at a high rate of speed at the intersection of Lamar Street and Fortification Street. Preliminary reports show that when police attempted to stop the vehicle, they were unable to do so due to the high rate of speed at which the driver was traveling. 

Shortly after officers lost sight of the vehicle, they noticed a cloud of dust at Fortification Street and Palmyra Street. It was there that they found the crashed vehicle. Two individuals were ejected during the collision, according to reports. 

One person lost their life at the scene while the other was transported to an area medical center for treatment. Their names have not been released at this time. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the families of the deceased victims.

Mississippi Auto Accidents

In Mississippi, each year, over 100,000 auto collisions are reported. Regrettably, hundreds of people are killed per year in these wrecks, while thousands end up with injuries. One of the most alarming facts related to these incidents is that the majority happen due to negligent driving. Driver negligence causes over 90% of the car wrecks in the United States, according to information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association. 

Jackson, MS - One Killed, One Hurt in Collision at Palmyra St & Fortification St

Some of the most common forms of driver negligence displayed by American drivers include: 

  • Intoxication
  • Distraction
  • Fatigue
  • Speeding

The most common form of negligent driving in the US today is currently distraction. Over 400,000 accidents happen annually due to the actions of distracted drivers. Sadly, around 3,000 people are killed per year due to the actions of distracted drivers.

Especially in the past ten years, people in the United States have become completely dependent and addicted to their smartphones. They find it hard to put them down for even ten minutes, let alone while behind the wheel of a moving vehicle on a busy roadway. Behaviors like these are destructive and dangerous, and can lead to severe injuries and even death. 

It is vital for drivers to remain sover, awake, aware, and alert while behind the wheel. When they fail to do this, they are risking their own safety, and putting others at risk. When you or someone you love has been hurt in a car crash caused by the actions of a negligent driver, you may be faced with financial burdens, painful injuries, emotional turmoil, as well as other problems. 

Depending on how your crash happened, you may be unable to go back to work or see your loved ones as often as you’d like, which can be completely overwhelming and depressing, especially when paired alongside outstanding costs related to vehicle repairs and medical bills. 

Working with an experienced car accident lawyer can help you to financially recover in numerous ways. If the worst has happened, and you have lost a loved one in a car crash, our wrongful death lawyers in Jackson can help you file a wrongful death claim so you can get the funds needed to cover funeral costs and other damages. Call our firm at (888) 484-1476  to learn more about how we can help you through this difficult time.

Note: These posts are generated solely for MW Law Firm -Mama Justice. The facts and information utilized to create these posts were collected and gathered through the use of secondary sources. We use various news organizations, newspaper articles, police accident reports, police blotters, social media platforms, as well as, first-hand eyewitness accounts about accidents that happen in and around Northern Mississippi. We have not independently verified all reported facts in our posts. If you locate any information that is not correct, please contact our firm immediately so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. If you would like to have this post removed from our site, please contact us immediately. We will do our best to remove it as soon as possible.

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.


All the latest news and creative articles are available at our news portal to encourage inspiration and critical thinking.


© Copyright 2024 mamajustice. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer.