Starkville, MS (February 6, 2023) – As previously reported, a traffic accident with injuries occurred in Starkville on February 4. New information released concerning the crash shows it involved a pedestrian who lost his life.
The pedestrian was identified as Lawrence Cook, 54, of Starkville. He was struck by a vehicle on Garrard Road between North Jackson Street and North Montgomery Street.
Multiple responders were dispatched to the scene at around 10:20 p.m. on Saturday. Cook succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle stopped and cooperated with the police. No further information has been reported at this time.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Lawrence Cook at this time. Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this tragic incident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Mississippi
When it comes to traffic accidents, pedestrians are the most vulnerable, particularly because they travel with no protection, which increases their risk of serious injuries and death if they are involved in a collision. From 2017 to 2018, the number of pedestrian-related fatalities increased in Mississippi by 42%. Each year, hundreds lose their lives in pedestrian accidents in Mississippi.
You may have recently lost someone you love in a pedestrian collision caused by negligence. Facing the death of a beloved family member is extremely difficult. As you are grieving the loss of your loved one, you may wonder how you’re going to cover the expenses that stem from their crash. You do not have to face this situation by yourself, especially if their death could have been prevented.
It is imperative that you seek the help of a Starkville wrongful death attorney if you believe that your loved one’s passing was caused by negligence. At Mama Justice, we have been helping those hurt in accidents, and their families make full recoveries for decades. Having a lawyer on your side can increase your chances of being able to financially recover. We will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial aspects, including some of the following:
- Lost wages
- Pain & suffering
- Medical care costs
- Funeral costs
If you have lost someone you love in an accident, we will help you recover. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian crash lawyer 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 are not taken at the actual accident scene.