Ridgeland, MS – Rear-End Accident Caused by DUI on Spillway RdMississippi Legal News
Ridgeland, MS (October 8, 2019) – This morning, a rear-end accident involving a drunk driver caused injuries and shut down part of Spillway Road in Ridgeland.
Police claim that the driver, a woman, was driving drunk when she struck a white pickup truck from behind. The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of the roadway. Both lanes were closed down.
The parties in the pickup truck sustained injuries in the crash. None of them were considered life-threatening. The driver of the truck told police that he is grateful to be alive.
A witness to the accident said that the intoxicated driver was speeding before she collided with the truck.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Car Accidents in Mississippi
In 2016, approximately 18% of road deaths took place due to drunk driving in Mississippi. In fact, across the U.S., every one in three collisions takes place at the hands of a drunk driver. After one of these accidents, a victim might wonder how they will pay the costs of their damages that continue to pile up. An intoxicated motorist will typically be held liable for their role in these accidents. However, first, a victim must speak with a skilled Mississippi car accident attorney about their options.
An experienced accident attorney at Germany Law Firm, PLLC can help victims recover the compensation they deserve for a variety of aspects after being struck by a negligent driver. Our attorneys have decades of experience handling and winning these claims for those who have suffered some of the biggest losses. Contact our law offices at (601) 487-0555 for more information on your legal options.
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