Petal, MS (April 26, 2023) – On the morning of April 26, Wednesday, emergency responders were sent to the scene of a car crash in Petal. Shortly before 9:30 a.m., police and EMTs were dispatched to the scene of the incident on Interstate 59.
Sources report the wreck took place on I-59 just bast MS 42 E/ Evelyn Gandy Parkway, exit 69 in Forrest County. One left southbound lane was blocked while emergency crews worked to help those involved in the accident.
The total number of injured parties has not been reported at this time, however, at least one person was rendered aid at the scene by paramedics and transported to an area hospital for further care.
Police in Petal are still investigating the circumstances of the collision.
We hope for the full and fast recovery of the injured parties.
Mississippi Car Crashes
Sustaining injuries in a serious car crash is no joke. No one wants to be seriously hurt in an auto accident, however, injury crashes happen over 7,500 times per day in the United States. On average, the US sees over 6 million car crashes per year that injure more than 3 million people. The most alarming fact related to these accidents is that they are caused most often by driver negligence.
In Mississippi, more than 100,000 car crashes are reported per year. About ⅓ of these are reportedly caused by the actions of negligent drivers. At this point in time, driver distraction and speeding are the two leading types of driver negligence in the Magnolia State. Oftentimes, auto collisions caused by the actions of speeding and distracted drivers are much more severe than crashes that happen for other reasons.
Driver negligence has become a severe problem in the United States, especially over the past ten years or so. When smartphones began to rise in popularity, people became overtly distracted by them, even while behind the wheels of moving vehicles. The number of auto accidents caused by distracted driving has sky-rocketed in the past decade to approximately 400,000 per year. Of these collisions, approximately 3,000 people lose their lives per year.
Many different forms of driver negligence exist, with driver distraction being the most prevalent. Some other common types of driver negligence include intoxication, fatigue, and speeding. When you or someone you love is hurt by driver negligence, you should know that you have legal options available that could help you recover financially.
At Mama Justice, our skilled car crash lawyers in Petal have over 30 years of experience helping those who have been hurt by driver negligence recover. We are passionate about helping our clients get their lives back on track as easily as possible, which is why we have made it our personal and professional duty to help you get your life back to where it was before your accident.
You can reach our law office by calling (662) 262-6264 to learn how we may assist you.
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Disclaimer: We 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.