Petal, MS – Two-Car Crash Ends in Injuries on Hwy 42 near Macedonia Rd

Petal, MS (July 31, 2023) – The westbound lanes of a roadway in Petal were temporarily closed while emergency crews responded to the scene of an accident on the afternoon of Sunday, July 27. 

Reports from authorities show the incident occurred on Highway 42 near Macedonia Road. The vehicles collided at around 2:45 p.m. Police received calls concerning the incident before promptly responding to the scene. 

The Petal Police Department and AAA Ambulance Services responded to the scene, as well as the Petal Fire Department. Police said both drivers involved were transported to the hospital from the scene.

At this time, their conditions are unknown. Police continue to investigate. 

We hope for the full recovery of those with injuries. 

Mississippi Car Accidents

Petal, MS - Two-Car Crash Ends in Injuries on Hwy 42 near Macedonia Rd

Car accidents in Mississippi are, unfortunately, extremely common. Every single day, over 300 collisions are reported. Though the majority of these only end in property damage, a percentage of them do cause injuries. According to information gathered from statistics, over 125,000 collisions happen each year in the Magnolia State. Approximately 54,000 individuals are injured in these collisions yearly, and over 1,000 lose their lives.

Traffic accidents are a serious problem in the United States. Unfortunately, this is mostly due to the negligence displayed by drivers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association reports that over 93% of car accidents are caused by errors/negligence. Driver negligence is defined as any activity that diverts a driver’s attention from the road in front of them or their immediate surroundings.

Driver distraction, the most common form of driver negligence, takes the lives of around 3,000 individuals each year in the United States. Smartphones have greatly increased the rate at which drivers operate their vehicles while distracted. Even though it may seem harmless to look at your phone while behind the wheel, it definitely isn’t. Reading a text for five seconds while going 55 miles per hour is equal to driving the length of an entire football field with a blindfold on. Everyone you encounter in that five seconds is at risk for serious injuries or even death. When you think about it this way, is it really worth it to read a text and risk lives, including your own? 

If you or someone you love has recently sustained injuries in a traffic accident caused by negligent driving, you need to contact an attorney. It is against the law to drive negligently, and those who choose to do so, causing accidents that can end in injuries and death, need to be held responsible for their actions. Negligent driving is punishable by hefty fines and, depending on the circumstances, time spent in jail.

Those who sustain injuries in auto accidents caused by negligence are often eligible to collect financial compensation for their losses and damages. However, if they attempt to collect this compensation without the help of a lawyer, they may get less than they deserve. A skilled car accident lawyer in Petal can help you collect financial compensation for your losses and damages.

The lawyers at the law office of Mama Justice have been protecting the legal rights of injured crash victims for decades. We take the health and well-being of our clients very seriously and do everything in our power to uphold it. We are well aware of the difficulties associated with being seriously hurt in a crash. Not only is it painful and scary, but it can also be exhausting, costly, and frustrating. 

Call our law firm at (662) 262-6264 to learn more about how you can get help financially recovering after you’ve been injured by driver negligence. Allow us to handle the financial aspect of things so you can focus on your mental and physical recovery. 

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