Terry, MS – 11-Year-Old Killed & Three Others Injured in Crash at Tank Rd & Doc Henry CoveMississippi Legal News
Terry, MS (August 7, 2020) – A major car crash claimed the life of an 11-year-old girl and left her mother and two sisters injured on Thursday evening, August 6th. It occurred on Tank Road, in the vicinity of Doc Henry Cove in the town of Terry at around 6:30 p.m.
According to local law enforcement, a woman identified as Shimeka Williams was operating an unspecified vehicle when her car became involved in a crash in the 6700 block of Tank Road. The vehicle rolled over several times and police and emergency medical technicians arrived at the scene a short time later.
An 11-year-old child was ejected from the vehicle during the accident and pronounced deceased at the scene. Williams and two other juveniles, identified only as a 9-year-old and a 16-year-old were all taken to UMMC for various injuries. The 9-year-old victim was airlifted and is currently listed in serious condition.
At this time, the events that led to this accident remain under investigation. No further details have been reported.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of their full recovery.
Fatal Car Accidents in Mississippi
According to reports from all over the state of Mississippi, a total of 685 people died during various car wrecks throughout the state in 2017. Car accidents in Mississippi are no different than those that occur anywhere else in the country as an extremely high number of severe collisions are often triggered by irresponsible motorists. The rate of fatal traffic accidents in 2017 was shown to be as high as 22.9 fatalities per 100,000 Mississippians, making the state of Mississippi one of the most unsafe places in the United States to operate a motor vehicle.
Many of these sudden accidents resulted in bereaved family members who were left with unfair pain and suffering by absolutely no fault of their own. After any collision that has resulted in the suffering of an innocent party, victims and their loved ones must understand that they likely have serious rights to pursue during the days to come.
In many cases, victims are forced to afford the high costs of such issues as hospitalization, ongoing medical care, and even necessary services like physical therapy for years following an abrupt accident. When these costs are a result of the careless actions taken by other drivers, victims must immediately understand that they deserve justice. There is no viable excuse for inattentive actions behind the wheel and absolutely no reason why victims should pay for the slipshod behavior of other people. After being involved in a severe accident, there is almost nothing more important than obtaining aggressive representation that will fight for fairness on your behalf. A capable car accident attorney will assist you with your overall recovery, as well as your right to obtain compensation.
Reckless drivers trigger serious collisions each and every day across the great state of Mississippi. At Germany Law Firm, PLLC, our committed Mississippi car accident attorneys believe that those who have caused the injuries or deaths of other people must be held responsible for their negligent actions. We are aware of the unfair suffering inflicted upon innocent people, and we are ready to fight for your financial justice. If you or a loved one have suffered because of a car accident in Mississippi, contact a car accident attorney at (601) 487-0555 for more information today.
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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.