Webster County, MS (June 1, 2023) – A couple was killed in a car accident that occurred in Webster County on May 19. At around 4:35 p.m., the crash happened for reasons still under police investigation.
Authorities and EMS were seen helping those involved at the scene shortly after the wreck occurred on Highway 9. Reports show that a 2011 Buick LaCrosse operated by Robert Oris Pittman, 79, of Bellefontaine, was headed south when it left the road and struck a tree.
Pittman and his wife, 76-year-old Mary Laraine Fulgham Pittman, were fatally injured in the accident and pronounced deceased on-site. The Webster County Sheriff’s Office and the North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora Emergency Medical Services, and the Walthall Fire Department were seen rendering aid at the scene.
Authorities in Webster County continue to investigate the details of the crash.
Our thoughts are with everyone involved. We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victims at this time.
Mississippi Car Wrecks
In Mississippi, over 60,000 reported car crashes happen per year. Throughout the entire United States, over 6 million yearly collisions occur. These numbers are high, especially when we consider the main reason they take place. Accidents happen throughout the country at alarming rates. The NHTSA reports that over 90% of reported car accidents happen because of the actions of negligent drivers.
If you were hurt in a car crash, a car accident lawyer can help you recover. You may be in a lot of pain, dealing with your injuries while you are stuck in the hospital or at home and unable to work. This can be extremely stressful and overwhelming. Additionally, the cost of medical care related to a serious car crash is over $10,000 on average. This is a lot of money for the majority of people, so you may find it difficult to cover these costs on your own.
Luckily, if you know that another person causes your accident, you may be eligible for financial compensation for a long list of damages that may have resulted from your accident. A car crash lawyer in Webster County can help you file a personal injury claim so you can collect compensation for things like medical care, vehicle repairs, wage loss, pain, suffering, emotional turmoil, and more.
If you have lost someone you love due to a negligently caused collision, a wrongful death attorney in Webster County can help you recover. You can collect compensation for funeral costs and more when you work with a wrongful death lawyer.
At the law office of Mama Justice, we have been helping injured crash victims recover for decades. Our main concern is helping you get your life back to where it was before your accident as quickly and seamlessly as possible you can call our law firm at 888-484-1476 to learn more about how we can help 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.