Laurel, MS (June 15, 2022) - A pedestrian was injured after being hit by a motor vehicle near Laurel on Friday evening, June 10. The accident was reported on MS-15 at around 10 p.m.
It was reported that a 2015 GMC Terrain was headed southbound. A 52-year-old man from Soso was walking along the highway and was hit by an oncoming motorist. The victim was hurt and later transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The injured party was later identified as Dean Craven of Soso. No further information has been provided at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the pedestrian crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with Dean Craven and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Mississippi
Every year in the United States, tens of thousands of people are murdered while walking, proving how deadly the streets can be for pedestrians. Despite having the least amount of pedestrian traffic, Mississippi has one of the worst rates of pedestrian deaths in the country. In the United States, 5,977 pedestrians were murdered in 2017. On average, a pedestrian is murdered on the roadways every 88 minutes.
When a pedestrian collides with a car, they are at a considerable disadvantage and are far more likely to suffer life-threatening injuries. Pedestrians have a greater death rate as a result of this. Pedestrians, unlike passengers in automobiles, are exposed to the full force of a collision. The injuries that occur as a result of this can be life-altering. Many cars fail to surrender the right of way to pedestrians and share the road. A lawyer can help you seek financial compensation for your injuries after being injured by a careless motorist.
In a pedestrian collision, few individuals anticipate being gravely harmed. Thousands of pedestrians are wounded across the state each year, and they need help getting legal compensation for their losses. Many people who have been hurt in an accident don't know how to get compensation for their injuries. The procedure of filing a personal injury claim can rapidly become complicated as a result of this.
The attorneys at Germany Law Firm PLLC are committed to ensuring that you obtain the justice you deserve. Holding the at-fault party responsible for their actions is the first step toward recovery.
Call (601) 487-0555 today to speak with a Laurel pedestrian accident lawyer.
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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.