Amory, MS – Gary Bowen Killed in Pedestrian Crash on Highland DrMississippi Legal News
Amory, MS (April 6, 2021) – A pedestrian was killed in the town of Amory after being hit by an oncoming vehicle on Monday, April 5.
The deadly accident occurred that afternoon at around 12:21 p.m. According to local reports, 53-year-old Gary Bowen was traveling along Highland Drive when he was struck by a sport-utility vehicle. Bowen was transported to Amory Hospital in critical condition.
At around 2:02 p.m., the injured party was pronounced dead. It is unknown if the involved driver remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. No further updates on the fatal crash are currently available.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the collision is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Gary Bowen at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Crashes in Mississippi
Pedestrians are at a disadvantage when involved in a motor vehicle accident. Unlike those traveling in passenger cars, there is little protecting them from the full impact of a crash. Mississippi has one of the highest pedestrian fatality rates in the country, despite having some of the lowest volumes of pedestrian traffic. Those traveling on foot are nearly 1.5 times more likely to be killed in the event of a traffic accident.
When the negligence of another person results in the loss of a loved one, it is natural that surviving family members would want to seek justice. A Mississippi wrongful death lawsuit could give them the financial compensation needed to cover funeral expenses and burial costs, medical expenses, mental suffering, and other damages related to a deadly accident. Mississippi wrongful death claims involve many complicated laws, including strict statutes of limitations and rules regarding who can file, so it helps to have the help of a qualified legal team on your side.
When you have lost a loved one in an accident that should never have happened, you need to speak with a Mississippi fatal accident lawyer immediately to discuss your options for compensation. Germany Law Firm PLLC knows that no amount of money in the world can truly be enough to compensate for the loss of a loved one. If you have recently lost a family member in a sudden crash, call us today at (601) 487-0555 to see how we can help.
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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.