Pontotoc, MS – Officer Injured in Crash at MS-15 & MS-41Mississippi Legal News
Pontotoc, MS (October 23, 2020) – An officer from the Mississippi Highway Patrol was injured after being struck during a pursuit near Pontotoc on Thursday morning, October 22.
The site of the accident was reportedly located near the intersection of MS-15 and MS-41. According to local sources, a routine moving violation gave way to a pursuit. The high-speed pursuit that began in Pontotoc county ended with a crash at around 8 a.m. that morning.
The pursued driver reportedly attempted to hit an MHP officer. The vehicle then collided with a police cruiser before the driver was taken into custody. The officer that was hit sustained injuries and was taken to a nearby medical facility for treatment.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Mississippi
Despite having some of the lowest numbers of pedestrian travelers, Mississippi ranked among the three states with the highest pedestrian fatality rates. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that 48 pedestrians were killed in collisions across the state in 2011. Nearly 8% of traffic fatalities in Mississippi that year involved pedestrian accidents, considerably higher than the national average.
Pedestrians are at a serious disadvantage when involved in a crash with a motor vehicle and are more likely to suffer from life-threatening injuries. Unlike those traveling in passenger cars, pedestrians have little protection from the full impact of an accident, and the resulting injuries can be life-changing. Drivers are required to yield the right of way and share the road with pedestrians. A Mississippi pedestrian injury lawyer can help recover financial compensation for your injuries after being hit by a negligent driver.
Few people expect to be seriously injured in a Mississippi pedestrian accident, but thousands of pedestrians are injured across the state each year and require help to pursue legal compensation for their damages. Many injured parties are unsure of how to seek compensation for their injuries after an accident. The legal team at Germany Law PLLC is here to fight to ensure you receive the justice you deserve. Give our offices a call today at (601) 487-0555 to discuss your case with a qualified Mississippi 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.