Mendenhall, MS (October 25, 2021) - One person was killed and another was injured following a single-vehicle accident in Mendenhall on Monday, October 25.
The incident took place at the intersection of MS-541 and Chess Warren Road. Officials from the Mississippi Highway Patrol were called to the scene early that morning. Local sources revealed that 65-year-old Minnie M. Carter of Mendenhall was driving southbound on the highway in a 2007 Pontiac G6.
Her vehicle reportedly left the roadway and hit an embankment. Carter was taken to a local hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. Her passenger, 85-year-old Martha Harris also from Mendenhall, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
An ongoing accident investigation is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Martha Harris at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Auto Accidents in Mississippi
When it comes to driving, many people have a terrible reputation for being irresponsible. In a variety of ways, drivers endanger themselves and others. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Mississippi has one of the highest annual traffic-related death rates in the country. Mississippi people are more likely to be critically injured in an accident than residents of other states. According to the findings, more than 22% of drivers in the state were not wearing seat belts. In Mississippi, automobile accidents are the leading cause of death and serious injury.
A wrongful death case could provide them with the financial resources they need to cover funeral and burial expenses, medical bills, mental anguish, and other damages resulting from the fatal accident. Because wrongful death lawsuits are difficult to pursue due to stringent statutes of limitations and restrictions on who can file, having the assistance of a knowledgeable team of Mendenhall personal injury lawyers on your side is beneficial. When another person's irresponsibility causes the death of a loved one, it's natural for surviving family members to seek justice. The process of obtaining compensation begins with the filing of a wrongful death claim for appropriate compensation.
Mendenhall Car Accident Lawyers
When a loved one is killed in an accident that should never have happened, you should contact a Mississippi wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your legal options. Make sure your attorney has the necessary experience. The Germany Law Firm PLLC understands that no amount of money can ever make up for the loss of a loved one, but we also understand how rapidly expenditures may accumulate following a wrongful death.
Call a Mendenhall car accident lawyer at (601) 487-0555 to discover how we can help if you have recently lost a loved one in a vehicle accident.
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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.