Gulfport, MS (July 27, 2022) - A pedestrian suffered critical injuries after an accident in Gulfport on Wednesday morning, July 27. The crash took place on US-49 at Highway 53.
A pedestrian was walking along the highway when they were hit by an oncoming motor vehicle. The injured party suffered life-threatening injuries. A medial helicopter was summoned to transport the injured party to a local hospital.
No additional information has been provided.
Local authorities are handling the ongoing crash investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Mississippi
In the state of Mississippi in 2018, pedestrians were responsible for 13% of the fatalities that occurred as a result of vehicle accidents. Between the first half of 2016 and 2017 in our state, as well as between 2017 and 2018, there was an increase in the number of pedestrians who were killed. Even while the number of people killed in traffic accidents throughout the country has been climbing steadily over the last decade, pedestrians crossing the roadways in Mississippi seem to be at particular risk.
When a pedestrian is involved in a collision with a vehicle, they are at a significant disadvantage and are far more likely to suffer injuries that might be life-threatening. As a direct consequence of this, the mortality rate for pedestrians is much higher. In the event of a collision, the whole power of the impact will be felt by the pedestrians, in contrast to the passengers in the vehicles. The injuries that might arise from this can have a significant impact on one's life. The majority of vehicles do not properly share the road with pedestrians and do not yield to them when they have the right of way. After being hurt by a driver who was reckless, hiring a lawyer to assist you in filing a claim for financial recompense for your injuries is a good idea.
You can count on the lawyers at Germany Law Firm PLLC to do all in their power to help you get the justice to which you are entitled. The first step in rehabilitation is determining who was at blame and holding that person accountable for their actions. For immediate assistance from a Gulfport pedestrian accident attorney, please dial (601) 487-0555.
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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.