Shannon, MS (January 14, 2022) - A school officer was injured after being hit by a car on US-45 in the Shannon area on Thursday afternoon, January 13.
The accident took place in front of Shannon Primary School. Local reports indicated that 58-year-old Johnny Patterson was reportedly hit by a motor vehicle at the scene. He was transported to North Mississippi Medical Center in critical treatment. At this time, no updates on his condition have been released. It is unknown if the at-fault driver remained at the scene.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Pedestrian Crashes in Mississippi
Thousands of people are killed while walking in the United States each year, proving that the street can be a dangerous place 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.
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, and this has contributed to a heightened mortality rate for those traveling on foot. Unlike those in passenger cars, pedestrians have little protection from the full impact of an accident, and the resulting injuries can be completely life-changing. Drivers are required to yield the right of way and share the road with pedestrians, but many fail to do so and cause catastrophic crashes. A Shannon 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 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, and this can lead to complications when pursuing a personal injury claim.
Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Shannon
The team of personal injury attorneys in Shannon at Germany Law Firm PLLC is here to fight to ensure you receive the justice you deserve, and that starts by making sure that the at-fault party is held accountable for their actions.
Give our offices a call today at (601) 487-0555 to contact a Shannon 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.