Oxford, MS (July 10, 2022) – A car wreck ended in injuries in Oxford on July 9. At approximately 5:45 p.m., the incident occurred on Merchants Drive.
Reports from authorities show that the accident happened near the 400 block of Merchants Drive near Ross Dress for Less. What led to the collision remains under police investigation at this time.
One or more people were hurt in the crash, however, the extent of their injuries remains unknown. At least one person was transported to the hospital by ambulance.
Traffic was backed up near the crash site while responders worked in the area. Police asked local motorists to use different travel routes for the time being.
We hope for the full and fast recovery of the injured victims.
No other details are currently available to report.
Mississippi Auto Accidents
Auto collisions in Mississippi can cause serious financial losses and devastating injuries for victims. Unfortunately, car wrecks in the Magnolia state happen often, over 100,000 times per year. The fatality rate for car wrecks in Mississippi is the highest in the country, at approximately 1.63 collisions per 100 million miles driven. The most common types of traffic accidents seen in Mississippi are:
- Rear-end/chain reaction
- Failure to yield
- Collisions involving stationary objects
- Left turn
Information provided by the National Safety Council states that side-impact crashes are the most deadly type of wreck. More than 95% of car accidents in Mississippi and throughout the United States are caused by some type of human error.
How severe your injuries depend on your location in the vehicle, what type of crash happened, and the extent of crash protection available in your vehicle. The following injuries are usually seen as a result of car wrecks:
- Back injuries/Neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Damage to your spinal cord
- Bone breaks/Bone fractures
- Emotional trauma
- Internal bleeding/Internal organ damage
- Mental health issues such as PTSD
It is a big responsibility to own and operate a vehicle. All drivers present on the roadway at any given time owe one another a duty of care. Extreme negligence includes distraction, speeding, intoxication, and fatigue. These forms of driver negligence take the lives of innocent people every single day.
If you were hurt in an accident, you may have to pay bills related to property damage, vehicle repairs, medical care costs, loss of income/earning capacity, and more.
Emotional stress, pain and suffering, inconvenience, and more may also result from sustaining injuries in a serious traffic collision. 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 Mississippi from Mama Justice can help you file a claim. You can reach our law firm at (662) 262-6264 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.