Hattiesburg, MS (June 05, 2022) - Officers from the Hattiesburg Police Department responded to reports of a man hit and injured by a car on Friday, June 3rd.
The incident took place on Dabbs Street at about 4:15 p.m.
Upon their arrival, officers located a man that had been struck by a vehicle in a vacant parking lot.
Officials said that the victim was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital to be treated for unspecified injuries.
A short while later, officers pulled over the car involved in the event in the area of Edwards Street and Barkley Road.
The suspect was apprehended and booked into the Forrest County Adult Detention Center.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Mississippi
While a crash between two vehicles does not always result in injuries, collisions involving a pedestrian and a motor vehicle usually do. Whether the involved vehicle is a passenger sedan, pick-up truck, motorcycle, or oversized commercial vehicle, when contact is made with a pedestrian, it typically produces catastrophic injuries such as:
- Multiple broken and fractured bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Traumatic head injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Serious lacerations that cause scarring or permanent disfigurement
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.
Pedestrians are not always mindful of the fact that walking along the road, even a quiet one in their own community can be hazardous. They expect the drivers of trucks, cars, and other vehicles to follow the law and behave responsibly. When problems like poor visibility and driver distraction become part of the scenario, innocent pedestrians can quickly become accident victims, often sustaining serious or deadly 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.