Rankin County, MS – Traffic Collision Ends in Injuries on US 49 near Gunter Rd

Rankin County, MS (February 3, 2024) – At approximately 6:50 p.m., on February 2, a serious car crash occurred in Rankin County.

At least one person suffered injuries in the collision that took place on United States Route 49 near Gunter Road. Two or more vehicles crashed in the area under circumstances that are still being investigated by local police. Those with injuries were treated by EMTs at the scene before being transported to a local hospital for further evaluation and treatment. Currently, their names have not been reported to the public. The roadway was blocked while emergency responders worked in the area, causing substantial delays in traffic. Local drivers were forced to use alternate routes. 

We hope for the full recovery of those with injuries. Nothing further has been reported at this time. 

Mississippi Car Wrecks

Auto accidents occur constantly in the state of Mississippi and across the country. In the Magnolia State, every year, tens of thousands of individuals are hurt and hundreds lose their lives in car accidents. These collisions take place for countless reasons, however, negligent driving is the main cause. Several different forms of negligent driving exist, however, speeding, intoxication, distraction, and fatigue are the most common among American drivers. Information gathered from statistics outlined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association show that over 94% of reported auto collisions in the US happen due to the negligent actions of drivers.

Rankin County, MS – Traffic Collision Ends in Injuries on US 49 near Gunter Rd

Averagely speaking, the state of Mississippi sees more than 100,000 car wrecks per year. Throughout the US, there are over 6 million traffic accidents that happen each year. These wrecks injure around 3 million and end the lives of approximately 40,000 annually. Each day, over 7,500 people are hurt in around 17,000 American car crashes, and over 100 end up losing their lives. Approximately 2% of these collisions take place in the state of Mississippi.

Throughout the past ten years, negligent driving has become the main cause of the majority of car crashes. Additionally, car wrecks have become one of the top causes of injury and fatalities in the United States. In fact, people who are ages 15-20 are most often killed in fatal traffic accidents. Motorists who are intoxicated, distracted, fatigued, or traveling at unsafe speeds cause most of the car crashes in the US.

Suffering injuries in a car wreck is no joke and can completely alter the lives of victims. Crash victims usually end up stuck in the hospital where they must endure medical care that is overwhelming, expensive, and exhausting. The average cost of recovering from a serious car crash injury ranges in the tens of thousands of dollars. 

At Mama Justice, our Rankin County County car crash attorneys have over 30 years of experience helping crash victims and their loved ones get their lives back on track after severe accidents. We can help you collect compensation for lost wages, vehicle repairs, medical bills, and even pain, suffering, emotional turmoil, and more. Contact our law firm at 662-262-6264 to talk to an attorney about how we can help you recover. We do not charge any fees up front or out of pocket, and only require payment if you are able to collect compensation for your losses and damages. Our main goal is to help you financially recover so you can focus on your physical and mental well-being.

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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.


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