Utica, MS (January 11, 2022) - A car accident in Utica on Tuesday morning, January 11, left one person dead and another injured. The deadly crash was reported on Fisher Ferry Road at around 2:39 a.m.
A vehicle driven by a 23-year-old woman was reportedly traveling southbound on the roadway when it veered off the right side. The car crashed into a tree. The driver sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
A male passenger was taken to Merit Health River Region hospital for treatment. He was later flown to Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg in critical condition. The identities of the involved parties have been withheld.
An ongoing accident investigation is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Auto Accidents in Mississippi
Mississippi has one of the highest rates of fatal car accidents in the country, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. As a result, residents of the state are more likely to be in a car accident and suffer serious injuries. Around 22% of Mississippi drivers do not use seat belts, and statistics show that the severity of accidents is increasing. Automobile collisions are now the leading cause of serious injury and death in the state.
You have the legal right to file a negligence claim if you were injured in a Mississippi accident. The person who caused the collision should be held accountable for his or her actions. All drivers in Mississippi must exercise reasonable caution and adhere to the state's traffic laws. Many drivers in the state, unfortunately, have a bad reputation for behaving badly and endangering themselves and others. Failure to drive safely may be construed as negligence, and the victim may be entitled to damages. You will be compensated for your lost wages as a result of this. A personal injury claim can be a long and confusing process for those unfamiliar with the legal system, but you don't have to go it alone.
Utica Personal Injury Attorneys
A Utica car accident lawyer can help injured victims file a claim for damages to protect their legal rights after an accident. Medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering could all be reimbursed. You should file a personal injury claim as soon as possible if you've been injured in an accident. Due to our extensive experience, Germany Law Firm PLLC can represent clients in nearly all types of personal injury cases in Mississippi. Our attorneys have a track record of successfully defending the rights of Mississippi residents.
Call a personal injury lawyer in Utica today at (601) 487-0555 to speak with someone who can help you get back on your feet if you've been injured in an accident caused by another driver's negligence.
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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.