Meridian, MS (February 16, 2023) – Emergency crews were dispatched to the scene of a car accident in Meridian on the afternoon of February 16. At approximately 3:14 p.m. on Thursday, the incident took place on Interstate 20.
Initial reports concerning the auto accident show it happened on the on-ramp to Interstate 59 from Interstate 20. An unknown number of cars crashed in the area, resulting in injuries and traffic delays.
First responders rendered aid to those with injuries at the scene. One or more injured patients in need of extensive medical treatment were transported to local hospitals by ambulance.
While police worked to determine the cause of the accident, the eastbound lanes of the roadway were blocked. Significant delays in traffic resulted, and authorities asked local drivers to use alternate routes.
We hope for the full recovery of the injured victims. No further information has been reported at this time.
Mississippi Traffic Accidents
A significant percentage of adult drivers in Mississippi admit to using their cell phones while operating a vehicle. In fact, 75% of adult drivers in the state acknowledge talking on a cell phone while driving, and an alarmingly high 45% have admitted to reading, writing, or sending text messages while behind the wheel. Distracted driving is a leading cause of accidents, with driver distraction being a factor in 80% of all accidents in the final three seconds before a crash.
Car accidents caused by the negligence of others can result in serious or life-threatening injuries for victims. Acting quickly to protect your rights following an accident can greatly increase your chances of receiving fair compensation through a personal injury claim. Consulting with a Mississippi personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an accident can ensure that your rights are protected.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident due to the negligence of another driver, it’s important to seek legal help. Mama Justice specializes in assisting car accident victims in obtaining compensation for their medical bills and other losses. Our experienced Meridian car accident attorneys will protect your legal rights and guide you through the process of building a strong case. Contact us at (662) 262-6264 for more information on how a Vicksburg car accident lawyer 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.