Yazoo County, MS – Update: Pedestrian Killed in Accident on Hwy 16 near Vaughn Rd Identified

Yazoo County, MS (April 4, 2023) – Shortly after midnight on Friday, March 24, a fatal pedestrian crash happened in Yazoo County. Emergency responders went to the scene shortly after the wreck happened to render aid and investigate. 

Information provided by the Mississippi Highway Patrol shows the fatal incident occurred on Highway 16 near Vaughn Road. A woman identified as 37-year-old Shirley Williams of Canton was headed west when her car crashed into 27-year-old Robert Hamil of Canton. 

Information from authorities shows that Hamil was fatally injured in the crash and pronounced deceased at the scene. Police in Yazoo County are still investigating the circumstances of the collision. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Robert Hamil at this time. 

Mississippi Pedestrian Accidents

 Yazoo County, MS - Pedestrian Killed in Accident on Hwy 16 near Vaughn RdPedestrian accidents frequently happen in the United States. In 2019, there were over 6,200 pedestrian collisions reported throughout the country, according to information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This is an average of around 17 fatalities per day. Many factors can contribute to pedestrian collisions, including location, time of day, time of year, and more. 

Unfortunately, most pedestrian crashes are caused by the actions of negligent drivers. Driver negligence is a major cause of road accidents in the United States. Some common examples of negligent driving include: 

  • Distraction: Any activity that takes a driver’s attention away from the road and their immediate surroundings is considered a distraction. Today, drivers have more reasons to be distracted than ever, especially with the heavy use of smartphones and other hand-held technology. 
  • Speeding: Traveling at unsafe speeds is, unfortunately, extremely common in the US and throughout the state of Mississippi. When drivers travel over the speed limit, they decrease their ability to react in dangerous situations, which could result in severe injuries or even death. 
  • Intoxicated driving: Any time a person indulges in drugs and/or alcohol and then gets behind the wheel, they are considered an intoxicated driver, which is against the law, and extremely selfish and dangerous. 
  • Fatigued driving: driving while over-tired or even just drowsy can prove to be extremely hazardous and lead to accidents. 

When you or someone you love is hurt in a car crash caused by driver negligence, you deserve to be compensated for the losses and damages you face in relation to your accident and the injuries that followed. Working with a car crash lawyer in Yazoo County is your best bet if you were hurt in a negligently caused accident. An attorney can help you collect the maximum compensation available for the losses and damages you face. 

Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences anyone can go through. If you believe that your family member lost their life due to the negligent actions of another person, contact a wrongful death lawyer as soon as you can to collect compensation for funeral costs and more.

Call Mama Justice at (662) 262-6264 so that we can investigate the unfortunate incident and determine what best course of action should be taken for compensation.

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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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