Hattiesburg, MS (February 24, 2022) - A 17-year-old woman from Sumrall was killed following a two-vehicle collision near Hattiesburg on Wednesday afternoon, February 23. The deadly crash was reported on US-49 at around 3:10 p.m.
It was reported that 44-year-old James Holland of Vancleave was driving southbound on the highway in a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado. The Silverado crashed head-on with a 2013 Mercedes-Benz C250 driven by a 17-year-old Sumrall woman. The driver of the Mercedez suffered fatal injuries and was later pronounced dead.
No additional information has been provided at this time. An ongoing investigation into the fatal crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Head-On Collisions in Mississippi
There is a significant risk of death in the event of a head-on collision. These are some of the most deadly car accidents that can occur on the road. Despite accounting for only 2% of all reported car accidents, head-on collisions have a death rate of up to 58 percent and account for more than 10% of all annual road fatalities. The majority of head-on collisions are caused by distracted or inattentive drivers who stray into opposing lanes of traffic.
Wrongful death lawsuits are filed when a loved one dies as a result of another party's negligence, with the goal of compensating the surviving family members. The victim's death does not absolve the perpetrator of responsibility. Instead, the defendant must compensate the deceased's family members following a fatal accident. Only an experienced Hattiesburg personal injury lawyer who has represented wrongful death victims can help you.
Wrongful Death Attorneys in Hattiesburg
After the death of a loved one, filing a lawsuit is probably the last thing on your mind. You are not, however, obligated to pursue a claim on your own. No amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one, and Germany Law Firm PLLC understands this. After a loved one is killed in an accident, our car crash attorneys in Hattiesburg will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Call (601) 487-0555 today to speak with a Hattiesburg wrongful death lawyer about your case. We will fight to hold those accountable who are responsible for a fatal 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.