Jackson, MS – Woman Killed in Hit-&-Run at US-80 & Robinson RdMississippi Legal News
Jackson, MS (October 28, 2020) – Early Wednesday morning, October 28, a woman was killed after being fatally struck by a vehicle in the Jackson area.
Local reports revealed that the deadly accident occurred near the intersection of US-30 and Robinson Road. At around 6:30 a.m., the woman was on the eastbound lanes of the highway when she was struck by an oncoming vehicle near the Metrocenter Mall. The driver reportedly fled the scene.
The injured pedestrian sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the deceased victim has not been revealed. No further information on the accident is currently available.
An ongoing investigation into the deadly accident is currently in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Mississippi
Thousands of pedestrians are killed annually in car crashes nationwide. In 2017, a total of 5,977 pedestrians were killed in car crashes in the United States, with a pedestrian fatality occurring every 88 minutes on average. Mississippi has one of the highest pedestrian fatality rates in the nation, despite having the lowest volume of pedestrian traffic in the nation. In 2011, there were 48 pedestrian fatalities reported across the street, accounting for nearly 8% of the state’s traffic fatalities.
When the negligence of another person results in the loss of a loved one, it is natural that surviving family members would want to seek justice. A Mississippi wrongful death lawsuit could give them the financial compensation needed to cover funeral expenses and burial costs, medical expenses, mental suffering, and other damages related to a deadly accident. Mississippi wrongful death claims involve many complicated laws, including strict statutes of limitations and rules regarding who can file, so it helps to have the help of a qualified legal team on your side.
When you have lost a loved one in an accident that should never have happened, you need to speak with a Mississippi fatal accident lawyer immediately to discuss your options for compensation. Germany Law Firm PLLC knows that no amount of money in the world can truly be enough to compensate for the loss of a loved one. If you have recently lost a family member in a sudden crash, call us today at (601) 487-0555 to see how we can help.
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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.