Madison, MS – Officer Dragged by Suspect After Traffic Stop on MS-463Mississippi Legal News
Madison, MS (April 21, 2021) – An officer in Madison was injured after being dragged by a suspect following a traffic stop on Tuesday, April 20.
The incident occurred on MS-463 near Highland Colony Parkway. According to local authorities, an officer with the Madison Police Department conducted a traffic stop at around 2:54 p.m. The suspect vehicle was allegedly involved in a felony shoplifting incident at a nearby Best Buy.
The driver, 21-year-old Jerrell Staten of Jackson, fled the stop while interacting with the officer. Staten sped eastbound on the highway, dragging the officer with him. Fortunately, the officer was able to escape when the car made a southbound turn. Officials arrived at the scene to transport the injured officer to the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
The pursuit ended when Staten crashed his van into a guardrail, with two other police vehicles colliding at the scene. An ongoing investigation into the incident is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Mississippi Car Accidents
A serious car crash can happen any time you are traveling in a car. Mississippi is a particularly dangerous state for driving due to the fact that the state has continually had the highest rate of traffic fatalities in the nation. Hundreds are killed annually in car crashes across the state, and nearly 22% of Mississippi drivers fail to wear a seatbelt while riding in a motor vehicle.
Dealing with the aftermath of a serious crash is a long and frustrating process, and many Mississippi car crash victims are unprepared to protect their rights. The financial impact of medical care, repair bills, and lost wages can be extremely disruptive to our lives and leave accident victims in a difficult financial and emotional situation. Unfortunately, when victims depend solely on insurance companies to recover lost compensation, they often feel even more alone and confused, making the situation even worse.
That is why you need a qualified Mississippi car crash attorney fighting for your rights after being injured in a Mississippi car accident. At Germany Law Firm PLLC, we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients, and we have a proven track record of helping the people of Mississippi recover after a serious car accident. If you have been unfairly injured in a Mississippi auto accident, give one of our qualified Mississippi personal injury attorneys a call today at (601) 487-0555 to see what we can do for you.
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