Vicksburg, MS – Patrick Beldan Injured in Head-On Crash on Culkin RdMississippi Legal News
Vicksburg, MS (September 25, 2020) – A serious two-vehicle collision in Vicksburg resulted in injuries near the intersection of Culkin Road and Mount Alban Road on Tuesday, September 22.
According to reports from the Warren County Sherrif’s Office, a Ford F-150 pickup truck collided head-on with a 2016 Corvette at around 4 p.m. The driver of the Ford, 67-year-old Steven Collins, was traveling eastbound on Culkin Road when the vehicle experienced a malfunction that caused it to enter into oncoming traffic. This resulted in Collins colliding with a vehicle driven by Patrick Beldan of Vicksburg.
The collision caused Beldan’s Corvette to leave the roadway and fall into a steep ravine. Emergency responders arrived in order to assist and rescue Beldan. He was transported to Merit Health River Region and then taken by helicopter to the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Collins was taken to the same facilities for the treatment of sustained injuries.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with Patrick Beldan and Steven Collins and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Head-On Crashes in Mississippi
Certain types of collisions are more likely to result in fatal injuries. Findings from the Federal Highway Administration reveal that head-on crashes have a nearly 58% fatality rate, making them much more dangerous than other types of accidents. In the majority of cases, head-on crashes are caused by the negligent actions of other drivers, but vehicle malfunctions can also play a role. Head-on accidents are only involved in an estimated 2% of reported crashes each year. However, they account for around 10% of deadly car accidents.
Dealing with the aftermath of a serious crash is a long and frustrating process, and many Mississippi car crash victims are unprepared to protect their rights. The financial impact of medical care, repair bills, and lost wages can be extremely disruptive to our lives and leave accident victims in a difficult financial and emotional situation. Unfortunately, when victims depend solely on insurance companies to recover lost compensation, they often feel even more alone and confused, making the situation even worse.
That is why you need a qualified Mississippi car crash attorney fighting for your rights after being injured in a Mississippi car accident. At Germany Law Firm PLLC, we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients, and we have a proven track record helping the people of Mississippi recover after a serious car accident. If you have been unfairly injured in a Mississippi auto accident, give one of our qualified Mississippi personal injury attorneys a call today at (601) 487-0555 to see what we can do for you.
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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.