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More than 37,000 people were killed in car accidents all throughout the United States in 2016. Most of these were single-car collisions. The state of Mississippi is certainly no stranger to car accident-related deaths, however, this random and disastrous loss of life is usually avoidable. If you or a family member have sustained injuries or you have lost a loved one as the result of a car accident in Mississippi, our committed Mississippi personal injury attorneys are here to help you ensure the negligent party is brought to account for your financial and other losses.
Dangerous Highways in Mississippi
Regrettably, it isn’t always easy to figure out which one single highway in Mississippi is the most treacherous, however, studies published by the Mississippi Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are available to provide us with a general idea of where you need to be the most cautious while driving.
Interstate 55 is one of the most commonly driven interstates in the northwest part of Mississippi and it has a well-earned reputation for being the site of more than its fair share of car accidents. This particular interstate boasts almost one death for every mile. One of the more significant dangers of driving along this north-to-south interstate is the condition of the road itself.
Interstate 20 passes directly through the middle section of Mississippi. When compared to other interstates, it is much more winding and narrow. There are many parts of the interstate where oncoming cars are not at all visible due to a lot of thick plants and trees that grow in the median. A lot of accidents that take place on I-20 include tractor-trailers. It’s thought that approximately 0.66 deaths occur per mile on Mississippi’s part of the interstate.
I-59 crosses primarily across the agricultural areas of Mississippi. One of the greatest dangers along this rural interstate is the acute S-shaped curve near mile marker 96. The speed limit decreases to 40 miles per hour in this area, however, that does not deter motorists from driving with excessive speed around the interstate’s infamous curves. Statistics place fatalities on this interstate at 0.55 per mile.
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