September 15, 2021

Gulfport, MS - Lou Smith-Craft Killed in Head-On Collision on E Pass Rd

Gulfport, MS (September 15, 2021) - A passenger was killed in the aftermath of a three-vehicle crash in Gulfport on Tuesday, September 14. 

The accident reportedly took place early that morning on E. Pass Road. Three vehicles reportedly collided at the scene at around 8 a.m. One person was killed after being ejected from a vehicle. Two others were hospitalized for treatment. 

The deceased victim was later identified as 30-year-old Lou Smith-Craft of Gulfport. She was reportedly the passenger in a westbound vehicle that veered into eastbound traffic. The car crashed head-on with a pickup truck. The area was closed for several hours while emergency responders were present. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is underway. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Lou Smith-Craft at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery. 

Deadly Head-On Crashes in Mississippi 

, Gulfport, MS - Lou Smith-Craft Killed in Head-On Collision on E Pass Rd, Germany Law Firm PLLCThe likelihood of fatal injuries in the case of a head-on collision is quite high. These collisions are among the worst on the road, with death rates as high as 58 percent in extreme situations. Despite accounting for just 2% of all reported car accidents, head-on collisions are responsible for more than 10% of all fatalities on the road each year. The majority of these incidents are caused by inattentive or distracted drivers who swerve into opposing traffic lanes without communicating their intentions. When a driver merges into opposing traffic, they risk hitting head-on with another vehicle.

If a loved one was killed in an accident that might have been avoided, contact a wrongful death lawyer in Gulfport as soon as possible. Check your lawyer's qualifications to determine if he or she has the experience you require.

A wrongful death case can be utilized to recover funeral and burial costs, medical bills, mental anguish, and other damages incurred as a result of the accident. When a loved one is killed as a result of someone else's negligence, the next step is to file a wrongful death lawsuit to seek just compensation. Wrongful death lawsuits are notoriously tough to win. Having a skilled Gulfport vehicle accident attorney on your side may be quite beneficial.

Car Crash Lawyers in Gulfport

The psychological effects of losing a loved one should be understood by everyone. After a wrongful death, the speed with which debt may accumulate can be frightening. Germany Law Firm PLLC has been handling wrongful death cases for many years. For our clients, compensation is critical.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one as a result of someone else's negligence on the road, do not hesitate to contact a Gulfport personal injury lawyer. Call us at (601) 487-0555 right now.

Note: The information provided within these posts has been gathered from outside sources, for Germany Law Firm, PLLC and, as such, has not been independently verified. All provided information has been gathered from secondary sources including news bulletins and other first-hand accounts. If you find any information that is incorrect or you would like this post to be removed, please contact our law firm immediately so that we can correct the story or remove it entirely from the website.

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.

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