Benton, MS – Robert Hamil Killed in Pedestrian Crash on Hwy 16 near Vaughan Rd

Yazoo County, MS (March 30, 2023) – Just after 12:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 30, a fatal pedestrian accident occurred in Yazoo County. Information from the Mississippi Highway Patrol shows the incident happened on Highway 16. 

Sources report the wreck occurred on Highway 16 near Vaughan Road. Investigators said a woman identified as Shirley Williams, 37, was driving a 2009 Ford Focus west on the highway when she struck a man identified as 27-year-old Robert Hamil. 

Police in Yazoo County are working to figure out how the incident took place. Hamil was pronounced deceased on-site by paramedics, according to reports. 

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

Pedestrian Collisions in Mississippi

Yazoo County, MS - Robert Hamil Killed in Pedestrian Crash on Hwy 16 near Vaughan RdPedestrian accidents do not happen as commonly as other accidents on our roads in Mississippi. However, when they do occur, they are known for being some of the most severe. In 2018, research showed that approximately 13% of fatalities in Mississippi accidents involved pedestrians. Handfuls of lives are lost due to these accidents every year. Drivers on Mississippi roads are expected to pay close attention to the roads around them so that pedestrian accidents can be prevented. However, these accidents continue to occur every year when drivers fail to abide by the rules of the road. If you have lost a loved one in a serious pedestrian accident, you must have the help of a legal advocate on your side. 

The loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident can affect your life in many ways, but you are not alone. Even if you are feeling alone after the loss of a loved one, there is something that you can do about it. Families have the right to bring a wrongful death claim, which can be essential as you move forward financially after a fatal accident. As you are grieving your losses, you should never have to worry about the bills that pile up. Speaking with a Yazoo County wrongful death attorney can be beneficial during these difficult times. 

At Mama Justice, our attorneys understand how difficult it can be to get back on your feet after losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident. When the insurance company is working against you, and you are left unfamiliar with Mississippi pedestrian accident laws, you should know that you still have options. Our attorneys are here to help you obtain the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial damages, including the following: 

  • Medical bills your loved one sustained
  • Lost income due to missed time at work 
  • Pain and suffering
  • Therapy costs

We are here for you every step of the way when you need us the most. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney at (888) 484-1476 to find out what options you have at this time. 

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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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