Vicksburg, MS (April 1, 2023) – On the afternoon of March 27, a serious car accident occurred in Vicksburg. Police and paramedics were sent to the crash scene on Interstate 20 at around 4:00 p.m. in order to help those involved in the collision and investigate the details of the incident.
Injured victims were treated by paramedics at the scene, located on Interstate 20 near Indiana Avenue. All lanes of the road were blocked while emergency crews were present, causing significant delays in traffic.
Police investigated the circumstances of the incident while emergency medical services rendered aid to those with injuries. Currently, however, the injured parties have not been identified.
We hope for the full recovery of those with injuries.
No further information has been reported.
Mississippi Car Accidents
Information provided by the Mississippi Department of Transportation shows that there were over 60,000 reported auto accidents in the state of Mississippi in 2020. This includes accidents involving regular four-door passenger vehicles, trucks, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Of these accidents, nearly 30,000 resulted in injuries, and over 600 people lost their lives.
It is important to remember that not all auto accidents are reported to the police, so the actual number of collisions that happen per year in the Magnolia State may be higher than the numbers reported. However, reported data provide us with a valid idea of the severity of the issue of car accidents, as well as the importance of driving safely.
Oftentimes, auto collisions are caused by the actions of negligent drivers. In 2019, distracted driving caused over 3,400 accidents in the state of Mississippi, according to information provided by the Mississippi Department of Transportation. Over 7,000 accidents were caused by speeding drivers, and more than 1,000 were caused by driver intoxication. Drunk/high driving resulted in nearly 100 fatalities and over 600 injuries in 2019 in the state of Mississippi, MDOT reports.
These statistics demonstrate the importance of driving safely, as well as the dangers of negligent driving. Being aware of the risks involved with negligent driving, as well as taking the proper steps to avoid these dangers, could save your own life and the lives of those you encounter on the road.
If you or someone you love were hurt in a car accident, do not hesitate to seek legal guidance as soon as you can after your accident. Contact an experienced car crash attorney in Vicksburg from the law office of Mama Justice today to learn more about your legal rights and options. We work diligently to help our injured clients recover the financial compensation they deserve for their injuries, wage loss, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Our skilled legal team is here to help you recover, and we will preserve your legal rights while we hold negligent parties liable for their reckless and careless actions.
At Mama Justice, we offer free consultations, so you have nothing to lose. We do not charge any up-front or out-of-pocket fees and only get paid if you get the compensation you need to recover. You can reach our office at (662) 262-6264 to speak with a skilled lawyer concerning your case and your ability to recover financial compensation.
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Disclaimer: We 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.