Bentonia, MS (August 19, 2022) - A man was killed after being struck by a train outside of Bentonia on Monday morning, August 15. The deadly crash took place in Yazoo county at around 5:15 a.m.
The victim was crossing at the railroad track when they were hit by an oncoming locomotive. The injured party suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the deceased victim has not been disclosed.
Local authorities are handling the ongoing accident investigation.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Train-Pedestrian Crashes in Mississippi
Large locomotives take a long time to stop, making them a serious risk for those nearby. The most common cause of fatality on railroads is pedestrian accidents. Since 1997, trains in the US have claimed the lives of almost 7,200 people. A total of 6,400 more people have sustained injuries.
It's never easy to deal with a loved one's untimely loss, and if there was a chance that the disaster might have been avoided, it may make the experience much more distressing. Since we are aware of how much agony you are experiencing, we are here to assist you in finding some relief. It may seem unnecessary to file a lawsuit following the loss of a loved one, but it is essential to do so in order to manage the legal ramifications of the accident. This attorney will take care of any legal matters that arise as a result of the catastrophe.
Money will never be able to fully compensate for the loss of a loved one. The Germany Law Firm PLLC is cognizant of the possible cost escalation that can occur after an accident caused by someone else's carelessness. If a member of your family has recently died in a vehicle accident, contact a wrongful death lawyer in Bentonia at (601) 487-0555 to discuss your legal options and how to go on with your life.
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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.