Jackson, MS (February 1, 2023) – A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle and killed in a collision in Jackson. The crash happened at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Monday night, January 30.
Police in Jackson said a driver headed north on I-55 near Briarwood Drive struck a pedestrian when they swerved to avoid the vehicle in front of him that had also swerved. The interstate was shut down by the Mississippi Department of Transportation to allow for the collision to be investigated.
Reports show the pedestrian lost their life due to the severity of the injuries sustained in the accident. Their name has not been reported at this time.
Authorities in Jackson continue to investigate the circumstances of the crash.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim.
Mississippi Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian crashes are, without a doubt, some of the most life-changing collisions that occur in Mississippi and throughout the United States. Mississippi has seen a spike in pedestrian crashes over recent years when compared with the rate of pedestrian crashes in other states.
Between 2017 and 2018, Mississippi experienced a 42% rise in pedestrian deaths caused by crashes. This was considered to be the 6th highest increase in the entire country. In Mississippi, handfuls of pedestrians are killed in tragic accidents yearly. If you have sustained the sudden loss of a family member in a pedestrian collision, you may worry about where you can turn for help. It is vital that you have the help of a lawyer on your side during these trying times.
Losing a beloved family member in a pedestrian crash can impact your life in many ways, both financially and emotionally. As you are grieving the immeasurable loss of a loved one whose life has been unexpectedly taken, you may wonder how you will cover the costs that may pile up against you. Nobody ever plans on dealing with the difficult aftermath of a fatal crash on their own. If you have lost someone in your family, you should be prepared to talk to a Jackson wrongful death attorney that you can rely on.
At Mama Justice, our lawyers are here for you after you have suffered the loss of a loved one in an accident. We understand how overwhelming the aftermath of a fatal pedestrian crash can be and offer our assistance and resources when you need them the most. Our lawyers will help you along the often complicated path toward compensation. You may be eligible to collect compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Therapy costs
- Pain & suffering
- Emotional turmoil
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident, we will stand by your side as you navigate the Mississippi legal system. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Biloxi at (888) 484-1476 for more information on how we can help you.
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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.