Oxford, MS (June 28, 2022) – A car accident happened in Oxford on June 27. At approximately 5:35 p.m., an unspecified number of vehicles collided, resulting in injuries and traffic delays.
Sources say the collision occurred in the 700 block of Sisk Avenue near Wendy’s. Responders including emergency medical crews, police, and fire crews were seen helping involved parties at the crash site.
Currently, what led up to the wreck remains unknown. One or more people were sent to the hospital due to their injuries.
At this time, authorities in Oxford continue to investigate the circumstances of the crash.
We hope for the full and fast recovery of those with injuries.
Mississippi Car Wrecks
Car accidents in Mississippi can cause devastating injuries and serious financial losses. Unfortunately, auto wrecks in the Magnolia state happen frequently, more than 100,000 times per year. The fatality rate for car wrecks in Mississippi is approximately 1.63 collisions per 100 million miles driven, which is the highest in the country. Some of the most common types of traffic accidents that happen in Mississippi are:
- Sideswipe accidents
- Rear-end collisions
- Angle accidents
- Running red lights
- Left-turn crashes
- Crashes into parked cars
The National Safety Council reports that angle collisions are the most fatal type of accident. Human error is the main contributing factor in over 95% of car wrecks in Mississippi and throughout the United States.
In order to own and drive a vehicle, a person must take on a big responsibility. All drivers on the road owe each other a duty of care. Gross negligence displayed while driving, like speeding, intoxication, or distraction, takes the lives of innocent people at devastating rates. Some facts concerning negligent driving in the United States are as follows:
- Every year, over 10,000 individuals lose their lives in intoxicated driving incidents
- Young adults aged 15-20 are killed more by car wrecks than anything else
- Drivers who choose to use their phones and tablets while behind the wheel are four times more likely to cause a serious collision
How severe your injuries are when you get hurt in a car crash depends on where you are in the car, the kind of accident, and the crash protection available in your car. The following injuries are usually seen as a result of car wrecks:
- Neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back injuries
- Skull fractures
- Inner organ damage
- Psychological injuries
If you were injured in a car wreck, you may have to pay outstanding medical bills, property damage costs, loss of income/earning capacity, and more. Pain and suffering, disfigurement, inconvenience, emotional turmoil, and more may also result from being hurt in an accident. You may be able to file a personal injury claim for compensation with an attorney to help you mitigate these costs. A car crash lawyer in Oxford can help you file a claim.
You can reach our law firm at (888) 484-1476 to talk to an attorney about your legal rights.
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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.