Aberdeen, MS (December 28, 2021) - A two-vehicle crash left outside of Aberdeen on Sunday night, December 26, left two people injured. The deadly accident took place at the intersection of Old Houston Road and Watkins Lane at around 6:30 p.m.
Emergency responders were called to the scene to provide aid to the involved parties. One of the drivers, 43-year-old Willie Hodes, was ejected from his vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in his SUV was transported to Tupelo Hospital for treatment.
The other driver, 67-year-old William Tumblin of Houston, was hospitalized and later succumbed to his injuries. No further information on the deadly accident has been provided.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of Willie Hodges and William Tumblin at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Car Crashes in Mississippi
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Mississippi has one of the highest rates of fatal car accidents in the country. As a result, state residents are more likely to be involved in a car accident and sustain serious injuries as a result. Around 22% of Mississippi drivers do not wear seat belts, and statistics show that accident severity is on the rise. Automobile accidents are now the state's leading cause of serious injury and death.
When a loved one dies as a result of another party's negligence, wrongful death lawsuits are filed to compensate the surviving family members. The fact that the victim died does not absolve the wrongdoer of responsibility. Instead, following a fatal car accident, the defendant must compensate the deceased's family members. Only an Aberdeen personal injury lawyer with years of experience helping victims pursue wrongful death claims can assist you with this.
Aberdeen Car Accident Lawyers
Filing a lawsuit after the death of a loved one is probably the last thing on your mind. However, you are not required to pursue a claim on your own. The Mississippi car accident lawyers at Germany Law Firm PLLC understand that no amount of money can replace a loved one. After the loss of a loved one, our Aberdeen car accident attorneys will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
To speak with an Aberdeen wrongful death lawyer about your case, call (601) 487-0555 today. We will fight to hold whoever is responsible for a fatal accident accountable.
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Disclaimer: At Germany Law Firm, PLLC, we provide the information found in these accident reports as a resource for families who have been in similar situations and to raise awareness about the dangers of driving. We would also like to honor the victims who have been injured or lost their life as a result of a Mississippi accident and hope that the information reported will help prevent future accidents. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.