Gulfport, MS – Fatal Pedestrian Accident on US-49 Near CSL Plasma CenterMississippi Legal News
Gulfport, MS (February 5, 2020) – Around 5:13 a.m. this morning, a fatal pedestrian accident took place near the CSL Plasma Center at the intersection of US-49 and Airport Road.
According to police, six victims were standing outside the Plasma Center waiting for it to open. A van was parked by the curb and suddenly accelerated, striking the six individuals.
60-year-old Doris Duckworth of Gulfport was sitting in a chair in front of the center when she was struck. She tragically died at the scene due to blunt force trauma.
The driver, identified later as Justin Tripp Overall, fled the scene of the accident. Police caught him and charged him with aggravated assault, receiving stolen property, and many other charges.
Several other pedestrians were rushed to the hospital with injuries.
Authorities are not yet sure if the incident was intentional. Their investigation is ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Mississippi
Hundreds of pedestrians are struck and killed in catastrophic accidents caused by motor vehicle drivers every year in Mississippi. This is due to the fact that pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads and are prone to some of the worst harm. When a loved one has lost their life in one of these accidents, family members might feel confused as they navigate the legal system for the first time. It is essential that they speak with a wrongful death attorney immediately.
At Germany Law Firm, PLLC, our skilled and dedicated accident attorneys continue to assist victims after they have lost somebody close to them in an accident. We understand that these accidents are devastating for families on emotional and financial levels as you grieve and attempt to piece life back together. If you have lost somebody you love in an accident, please contact our accident attorneys immediately at (601) 487-0555.
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