Port Gibson, MS (June 25, 2022) - A man was killed in a collision on Highway 18 in Hinds County on Thursday, June 23rd. The victim has since been identified as 47-year-old Marion T. McDonald, a resident of Port Gibson.
Officers from the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to the scene at about 9:40 a.m.
An investigation determined that the 1999 Chevrolet Corvette in which McDonald was riding was traveling eastbound on Highway 18 when, for reasons still under investigation, the vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a tree.
McDonald was ejected from the Corvette and died at the scene.
MHP is investigating the accident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Marion T. McDonald, at this time.
Passenger injuries in Mississippi
Passengers are vulnerable to the very same injuries as drivers, including traumatic brain injuries and broken bones. Regardless of what caused the accident, it is most likely that someone other than the passenger is liable for their injuries.
In Mississippi, auto insurance coverage is a must for all drivers. In the event of a passenger-injury accident, this coverage will be used to pay for any damages endured by a passenger so they can start putting their life back together.
Typically, filing a claim against an insurance carrier only results in a settlement offer so low, that it might not even cover the claimant’s basic medical expenses. Anytime an insurance adjuster makes an initial offer, you should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney in Mississippi before you accept it.
Passengers are in a unique position when it comes to car accidents in Mississippi. An injured passenger is rarely responsible for the incident, however, this does not mean they are any less likely to sustain injuries during a crash.
If you experienced serious injuries caused by the recklessness, negligence, or malfeasance of another person, we are here to review your potential personal injury claim. Reach out to the team at Germany Law Firm PLLC in Mississippi by calling our law offices at (601) 487-0555 to schedule a case evaluation.
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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.