Pearl, MS (April 19, 2022) - A man was arrested in connection with a traffic accident on Riverwind Drive in Pearl on Saturday morning, April 16.
A multi-vehicle crash was reported near the Home 2 Suites Hotel. Local authorities found a 17-year-old girl lying between two cars near the scene. She was transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson for treatment.
It was later revealed that the driver of a white Chevrolet Camaro lost control and hit some vehicles in the parking lot. The driver was later identified as 19-year-old Jerry Lee Johnson Jr. He was charged with aggravated assault and public drunkenness.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Mississippi
Every year, tens of thousands of people are killed while walking in the United States, demonstrating how dangerous the streets can be for pedestrians. Mississippi has one of the highest rates of pedestrian fatalities in the country, despite having the least amount of pedestrian traffic. In 2017, 5,977 pedestrians were killed in the United States. A pedestrian is killed on the roads every 88 minutes on average.
When a pedestrian collides with a vehicle, they are at a significant disadvantage and are much more likely to suffer life-threatening injuries. Pedestrians have a higher mortality rate as a result of this. Pedestrians, unlike passengers in automobiles, are exposed to the full force of an accident. The injuries that occur as a result of this can be life-altering. Many drivers fail to yield the right of way to pedestrians and share the road. A Pearl pedestrian accident lawyer can help you recover financial compensation for your injuries after being hit by a careless driver.
In a pedestrian accident, few people expect to be seriously injured. Thousands of pedestrians are injured 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 process of filing a personal injury claim can quickly become complicated as a result of this.
Pearl Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
The Pearl personal injury attorneys at Germany Law Firm PLLC are committed to ensuring that you receive 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 Pearl personal injury 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.