Hattiesburg, MS (November 9, 2021) - A multi-vehicle collision in the Hattiesburg area left two drivers seriously injured on Saturday, November 7.
The accident occurred on Interstate 59 near Exit 78 at around 5:30 p.m. Local authorities revealed that 19-year-old Adonijah Gaddis of Foxworth was driving a 2019 Nissan Sentra on the highway. She reportedly collided with a 2017 Ford Escape driven by 24-year-old April Leonard of Hattiesburg. This caused a chain-reaction accident involving a 2013 Ford Fusion driven by 19-year-old Robert Henry Jr. of Purvis.
Both Gaddis and Leonard were taken to a local hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. A disabled vehicle on the roadway reportedly caused the accident. No further information has been revealed at this time.
An ongoing accident investigation is being handled by local law enforcement officials.
Our thoughts are with April Leonard, Adonijah Gaddis, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Mississippi Auto Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Mississippi has one of the highest annual traffic-related fatality rates in the country. This means Mississippi residents are more likely than residents of other states to be critically injured in an accident. In the state, approximately 22% of drivers do not use seat belts. In Mississippi, automobile accidents are the leading cause of death and serious injury. Many residents of the state have a bad reputation for speeding.
It takes a long time and a lot of effort to recover from a car accident. Many people are unaware of their legal rights in the aftermath of an unexpected collision. Medical bills, repair costs, and lost wages can all be financially and emotionally devastating. Accident victims are financially and emotionally vulnerable as a result of this. Insurance companies can make victims feel even more alone and befuddled. This only adds to the complexity of the situation.
If you don't have all of the information you need to file a personal injury claim, contact a Hattiesburg car accident lawyer. After being injured in a Mississippi car accident, there are several reasons why you need an experienced Hattiesburg vehicle accident attorney fighting for your rights, one of which is to maximize your financial recovery.
Personal Injury Lawyers in Hattiesburg
At Germany Law Firm PLLC, we go to great lengths to ensure that our clients are fairly compensated. We have a proven track record of successfully defending Mississippi residents who have been involved in fatal car accidents. Our Hattiesburg personal injury lawyers understand the importance of a favorable outcome for our clients, and our entire strategy is based on that knowledge.
Contact a Hattiesburg personal injury lawyer at (601) 487-0555 to learn more about what we can do for you if you have been wrongfully injured in a car accident.
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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.