Rankin County, MS (September 9, 2023) – On the evening of Friday, September 8, emergency responders in Rankin County were sent to the scene of a car crash with injuries. Crews arrived on-site at around 5:30 p.m.
According to reports, the incident took place on Interstate 55 near the ramp to Interstate 20. At least one person was hurt in the crash, however, the extent of their injuries has not been reported.
Several responders were seen helping those involved at the wreck site, including EMTs, police, and fire crews. The right southbound lanes of traffic were blocked while rescue personnel worked in the area.
The incident remains under local law enforcement investigation at this time. Police asked local motorists to use different travel routes while the scene was occupied with responders.
We hope for the full recovery of those with injuries. No further information has been reported.
Mississippi Auto Accidents
Car crashes happen all the time in the state of Mississippi and across the US. In the past decade, they have become the top reason people lose their lives in the country, especially individuals ages 15-20. These deadly wrecks mostly occur due to driver distraction. Distracted driving has risen to the top of the list of reasons people get into auto collisions nationwide. The NHTSA found that over 90% of reported car wrecks happen due to the actions of negligent drivers.
Driver distraction can be displayed in countless ways. Intoxication, fatigue, distraction, and speeding are the most commonly seen types of driver negligence on the roadways in America today. Some statistics concerning these types of driver negligence include:
- More than 100,000 auto accidents happen yearly caused by fatigued driving.
- Over 11,000 individuals are killed per year due to the actions of drivers who travel at unsafe speeds.
- Approximately 400,000 yearly car wrecks occur due to driver distraction.
- Driver intoxication is responsible for more than 30% of the national accident fatality rate.
When you or a beloved member of your family has sustained injuries in an accident caused by negligence, you should not have to worry about your finances while you attempt to recover. Car accident victims often find themselves suffering emotionally, financially, and physically after their wrecks. With the help of a skilled car accident attorney in Rankin County, you may be able to collect financial compensation that can help you cover some or all of the costs related to your accident. Medical bills, repairs to your vehicle, and lost earnings may be able to be covered by financial compensation.
Call the law office of Mama Justice at (888) 484-1476 for more information on how we can assist 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 were not taken at the actual accident scene.