Long Beach, MS – Pedestrian Fatally Hit by Train on Jeff Davis AveMississippi Legal News
Long Beach, MS (May 20, 2021) – On Thursday, May 20, a pedestrian was killed after being struck by a train in the Long Beach area.
The fatal collision took place at a railway crossing on Jeff Davis Avenue. Initial reports indicated that the victim was hit at around 9 a.m. that morning. Emergency responders were called to the scene to provide aid to the injured party.
Despite lifesaving measures, the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. The train was stopped on the tracks, blocking any intersecting roadways. The identity of the deceased victim has not been disclosed at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the fatal pedestrian accident is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Train-Pedestrian Accidents in Mississippi
The majority of fatal train accidents involve pedestrians. Statistics reveal that more than 7,200 pedestrians have been killed on American railways since 1997, with more than 6,400 suffering injuries. On average, 500 pedestrians lose their lives annually in railway accidents. Pedestrians are nearly 1.5 times more likely to be killed in the event of a crash, and pedestrian deaths are on the rise across the country.
Mississippi wrongful death lawsuits are intended to compensate surviving family members when the negligent actions of another party cause the death of a loved one. Just because the victim died, that does not mean that the at-fault party should be off the hook. The defendant must instead pay compensation to the family members of the deceased after a deadly Mississippi pedestrian crash. This can only be accomplished by partnering with a law firm with years of experience helping victims pursue wrongful death claims.
Bringing a lawsuit is probably the last thing on your mind after losing a family member, but you do not have to pursue a claim on your own. Germany Law Firm PLLC understands that no amount of compensation will bring back a loved one. Our legal team will fight to make sure that you recover the compensation you deserve after losing a loved one. Call us today at (601) 487-0555 to discuss your case with a Mississippi wrongful death attorney.
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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.