Southaven, MS (May 10, 2023) – One person lost their life, and another was critically injured on a highway in Southaven after a police pursuit ended in a crash on Saturday morning, May 6. Reports show the Horn Lake police department was pursuing a vehicle that was stolen when the collision occurred.
The incident occurred on Highway 51 near Veterans Drive, south of Stateline Road. The suspect’s vehicle ended up crashing into several other vehicles, authorities report. The driver lost their life at the scene, while an innocent bystander was transported to the hospital in critical condition.
Drivers were asked to avoid Highway 51 between Veterans Drive and Whitworth for an extended period of time Saturday while emergency crews worked at the scene.
Traffic was backed up in the area, the Mississippi Department of Transportation reports.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim. We hope for the full recovery of the injured party.
Mississippi Car Wrecks
Sustaining serious injuries in a car crash can be a difficult experience. Depending on how severe the wreck is, individuals involved may have to spend time in the hospital recovering. While there, they may have to undergo extensive and invasive medical procedures that can be costly and exhausting. Being stuck in the hospital can mean forced time off of work, which can result in lost wages and possibly even job loss. This can be extremely stressful for injured victims.
The number of people injured in serious car crashes in the United States continues to rise every year. On average, over 6 million vehicle accidents are reported annually in the United States. Of these wrecks, between three and four million people sustain injuries, and more than 35,000 lose their lives. In one recent year, over 40,000 people were killed in auto accidents throughout the country. The causes of these wrecks vary; however, most of the time, they are caused by driver negligence. Driver intoxication, distraction, fatigue, and speeding lead to millions of collisions per year that injure and take the lives of millions of people.
When you or a loved one of yours has been hurt in an auto accident, it is important to figure out exactly how it happened in case it was the fault of another person. If you are under the impression that a negligent driver caused your collision, you may be eligible for financial compensation that can help pay for all of the costs related to your accident. Medical care, vehicle repairs, lost wages, and more can be covered by financial compensation by filing a personal injury claim. A car accident attorney can help you get compensation so you can make a full financial recovery after you’re injured in an accident.
If you have sustained the loss of a loved one, you should have the immediate help of a Southaven wrongful death attorney on your side.
Call Mama Justice at (888) 484-1476 to find out how we can help you recover. We have been helping injured crash victims and their family members recover for decades. We are extensively experienced in assisting families to get their lives back to normal after severe accidents.
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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.