Gulfport, MS (May 28, 2022) - On Friday, May 27th, all travel lanes of Interstate 10 near milepost 29 were closed down following an accident involving a pedestrian in Harrison County.
Troopers from the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to the scene in the eastbound lanes of the interstate near the exit ramp leading to Canal Road in Gulfport at about 10:30 a.m.
Traffic was detained to allow a medical helicopter to land and transport the injured patient to a regional trauma center for immediate medical treatment.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation said the stretch of highway was closed for just under two hours.
The victim’s current condition is unknown.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Mississippi
Although a collision between two vehicles doesn’t always result in injuries, accidents between a vehicle and a pedestrian often do. Whether the involved vehicle is a pick-up truck, passenger sedan, oversized commercial vehicle, or a motorcycle, when they make contact with a pedestrian, it normally produces catastrophic injuries such as:
- Multiple fractured and broken bones
- Traumatic head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Serious lacerations resulting in permanent disfigurement or scarring
Based on the size and speed of the vehicle, a pedestrian's injuries can also end in amputation, which will demand numerous surgeries, physical rehabilitation, and permanent handicaps. If a pedestrian does not survive a car accident, specific family members may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim.
Mississippi law says that drivers have a duty to operate their motor vehicles safely, especially in an area with pedestrians. Sadly, this is not always what happens.
No matter the circumstances, our pedestrian injury lawyers in Mississippi are ready to:
- Intercede with your insurance provider on your behalf
- Protect your rights through aggressive negotiation or litigation
- Work hard to make sure you are awarded the compensation you need
- Make your needs and goals our priority as we do whatever it takes to bring the at-fault driver to account
Pedestrians are not always aware that walking along a roadside, even a slow one in their own neighborhood, can be dangerous. They expect the drivers of cars, trucks, and other vehicles to follow the law and behave responsibly. When issues such as distractions or poor visibility become part of the scenario, innocent pedestrians can quickly become accident victims, often sustaining catastrophic or fatal injuries in the process.
Contrary to widespread beliefs, pedestrian accidents are not automatically the pedestrian's fault. Often, they are the result of driver negligence. The most common types of Mississippi driver negligence include:
- Failing to yield the right of way while turning
- Failing to stop at a traffic light or stop sign
- Driving while distracted/Not paying attention to their surroundings
- Not paying attention when driving through a crosswalk
- Driving while intoxicated
If you sustained substantial injuries due to the negligence, dereliction, or malice of a second party, we are ready to assess your potential pedestrian injury claim. Contact our pedestrian injury lawyers in Mississippi by calling our firm at (601) 487-0555 to schedule a case evaluation.
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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.