Tupelo, MS (October 22, 2021) - One driver was killed and another injured in the aftermath of a traffic accident in Tupelo on Wednesday, October 20.
The deadly crash occurred at the crossing of W. Main Street and Coley Road. Emergency responders were sent to the scene at around 11:30 a.m. that morning. Two vehicles collided at the scene.
One of the drivers sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The other was transported to a nearby emergency room in critical condition. The deceased party was later identified as Michael Dan Patterson of Blue Springs.
An ongoing accident investigation is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Michael Dan Patterson at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Auto Accidents in Mississippi
When it comes to driving, a lot of people have a terrible reputation for being reckless. In a variety of ways, drivers endangering themselves and others. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that Mississippi has one of the highest annual traffic-related death rates in the country. Mississippi citizens have a higher risk of being critically injured in an accident than residents of other states. It was determined that more than 22% of drivers in the state were not wearing seat belts. Mississippi's leading cause of death and serious injury is automobile accidents.
A wrongful death lawsuit could give them the financial compensation they need to cover funeral and burial costs, medical bills, mental distress, and other losses caused by the deadly accident. Because wrongful death claims are difficult to pursue, with strict statutes of limitations and restrictions on who can file, having the help of a skilled team of Tupelo personal injury attorneys on your side is advantageous. It's normal for surviving family members to seek justice when another person's recklessness causes the death of a loved one. The recovery procedure begins with the filing of a wrongful death claim for just remuneration.
Car Crash Lawyers in Tupelo
When a loved one is murdered in an accident that should never have happened, you should immediately call a Mississippi wrongful death lawyer to discuss your legal options, and make sure that your attorney has the required experience. The Germany Law Firm PLLC recognizes that no amount of money can ever compensate for the loss of a loved one, but we also recognize how quickly expenses may mount after a wrongful death.
If you have just lost a loved one in a car accident, call a Tupelo car accident lawyer 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.