Jones County, MS (December 25, 2022) – Emergency crews in Jones County responded to the scene of a major motor vehicle accident on Saturday evening that resulted in injuries. At around 5:30 p.m. on December 24, the Jones County fire Council, EMS, and the police responded to the scene of an accident that took place on Watermill Road.
According to law enforcement, a total of four vehicles were involved in a chain reaction crash in the Shady Grove community while traveling on Watermill Road. The incident prompted authorities to close the roadway in the area near old Highway 15 for approximately 80 minutes during the evening hours.
Authorities worked to clear the scene of the accident with the assistance of the Shady Grove Volunteer Fire Department and Sharon Volunteer Fire Department. Preliminary reports show that a vehicle was stalled on the roadway when it was rear-ended by another vehicle. As a result, the crash caused a chain reaction collision involving a total of four vehicles.
Two victims were injured as a result of the chain-reaction crash. The injured parties were transported to area hospitals for medical care.
The crash remains under investigation.
We hope the two people hurt in this crash recover quickly.
Car Accidents in Mississippi
According to reports, nearly 26 motor vehicle deaths are reported per 100,000 people in the state of Mississippi. Auto crashes leave tens of thousands of people in our state injured. There are many cases where chain reaction crashes leave people with devastating injuries. Chain reaction crashes are caused by a number of factors, including speed, driver error, and weather conditions.
Speed: Chain reactions are most likely to occur when vehicles are traveling at high speeds. When drivers are going fast, they have less time to react to events unfolding in front of them. This can lead to disaster if another driver makes a sudden move or if road conditions change unexpectedly.
Driver error: Another common cause of chain reaction crashes is driver error. This can include things like distracted driving, aggressive driving, and drunk driving. Drivers who are not paying attention to the road are more likely to cause an accident, which can then lead to a chain reaction.
Weather conditions: Inclement weather conditions can also lead to chain reaction accidents. Low visibility due to fog or rain can make it difficult for drivers to see what’s ahead of them, while slippery roads can make it hard to stop or turn in time to avoid an accident.
If you have been hurt in an auto accident, MW Law Firm-Mama Justice is your go-to legal advocate. Our Jones County car accident lawyers’ extensive experience and dedication to providing excellent legal services make them one of the best car accident lawyers in Mississippi. The free consultation we provide makes it easier for you to decide what action to take and better understand the options that are available to you. Contact Mama Justice today at 662-262-6264 for more information on how our team can help you move forward from an auto accident with success.
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