Richton, MS (October 20, 2021) - A man was killed after being struck by a motor vehicle in Richton on Sunday, October 17.
The incident occurred on MS-42 in Perry County. Early that morning at around 3:05 a.m., 38-year-old Olin Ray Moody of Richton was walking in the eastbound lanes of the highway. He was hit by an eastbound 2017 Ford Focus.
Moody suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. No further information on the accident has been provided. No charges have been filed.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the collision is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Olin Ray Moody at this time.
Pedestrian Crashes in Mississippi
There were 5,977 pedestrian deaths in the United States in 2017. A deadly pedestrian accident happens every 88 minutes, according to this data. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than drivers to die in traffic accidents, according to data. Mississippi has one of the country's worst pedestrian mortality rates despite also having one of the lowest levels of pedestrian activity. The number of pedestrian deaths in the United States has gradually grown in recent years. This is still the case, despite the fact that overall vehicle fatalities are decreasing.
When the negligence of another person results in the loss of a loved one, it is natural that surviving family members would want to seek justice. The recovery process starts by filing a wrongful death claim for due compensation. A wrongful death lawsuit could give them the financial compensation needed to cover funeral expenses and burial costs, medical expenses, mental suffering, and other damages related to a deadly accident. Wrongful death claims involve many complicated laws, including strict statutes of limitations and rules regarding who can file, so it helps to have the help of a qualified team of Richton personal injury lawyers on your side.
Pedestrian Crash Lawyers in Richton
When you have lost a loved one in an accident that should never have happened, you need to speak with a Mississippi wrongful death lawyer immediately to discuss your options for compensation, and you need to be sure that your attorney has the right experience. Germany Law Firm PLLC knows that no amount of money in the world can truly be enough to compensate for the loss of a loved one, but our firm is more than aware of how expenses can quickly pile up following a wrongful death.
If you have recently lost a family member in a sudden crash, call an auto accident lawyer in Richton at (601) 487-0555 to see how we can help.
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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.