Jackson, MS – Wheelchair-Bound Man Struck by Car on Reddoch DrMississippi Legal News
Jackson, MS (June 21, 2021) – Local authorities in Jackson were called to the scene of a pedestrian accident involving a man in a wheelchair on Sunday, June 20.
According to local reports, a wheelchair-bound pedestrian was crossing at the intersection of Reddoch Drive and Wayneland Drive. It was at that time that a driver ran a stop sign and hit the man. Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene to provide aid to the injured party.
The wounded pedestrian was rushed to a nearby hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. At this time, no further updates on their condition have been provided. The identity of the injured victim has not been disclosed at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the collision is being managed by local authorities, and more information will be provided as it continues.
Our prayers are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We send our warmest wishes for a speedy recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Mississippi
Those traveling on foot have the same right to the road as those operating motor vehicles. Unfortunately, many drivers fail to watch for pedestrians, causing catastrophic accidents in the process. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than drivers to be killed in a vehicle collision, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In 2017, there were 5,977 confirmed pedestrian deaths in the United States, implying that a fatal pedestrian accident occurs every 88 minutes. Pedestrian fatalities have continued to rise in recent years across the United States, despite an overall reduction in road fatalities. Despite having among the lowest quantities of pedestrian traffic in the country, Mississippi has one of the highest pedestrian mortality rates nationwide.
When a pedestrian is engaged in a collision with a motor vehicle, they are at a significant disadvantage and are more likely to sustain life-threatening injuries, which has contributed to a higher fatality rate for pedestrians. Pedestrians, unlike those in passenger automobiles, have little protection from the full impact of a crash, and the injuries that follow can be life-altering. Many drivers fail to cede the right of way and share the road with pedestrians, resulting in disastrous collisions. After being hit by a careless motorist, a Mississippi pedestrian injury lawyer can assist you in recovering financial compensation for your injuries.
Although few individuals anticipate being badly wounded in a Mississippi pedestrian accident, thousands of pedestrians are harmed each year across the country and require assistance in pursuing legal compensation for their losses. Many people who have been hurt in an accident are unclear how to seek compensation for their injuries, which can complicate the process of filing a personal injury claim. The legal team at Germany Law Firm PLLC is dedicated to ensuring that you obtain the justice you deserve, which begins by holding the at-fault party responsible for their conduct.
Call our offices now at (601) 487-0555 to speak with a knowledgeable Mississippi personal injury attorney about your case.
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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.