Vicksburg, MS – Pedestrian Killed in Hit-&-Run on US-61 near Municipal AirportMississippi Legal News
Vicksburg, MS (April 9, 2021) – Early on Friday, April 9, a pedestrian was fatally struck by a motor vehicle in the town of Vicksburg.
Local reports revealed that the site of the fatal accident was located on US-61 SB near the Vicksburg Municipal Airport. Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene at the 5800 block of US Highway 61 at around 5 a.m. According to sources from the scene, a vehicle, believed to be a Nissan, struck the pedestrian before fleeing the scene.
The vehicle is believed to have sustained substantial front-end damage in the accident. The injured victim was pronounced dead at the scene by responding officials. The identity of the deceased party is currently pending notification of family.
An ongoing investigation into the fatal pedestrian crash is being managed by local authorities.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Hit-&-Runs in Mississippi
Hit-and-runs are a serious issue in the United States. In 2015, a hit-and-run was reported somewhere every 43 seconds on average, contributing to over 737,100 accidents. The highest rate of reported hit-and-run fatalities was reported in 2016, with a total of 2,049 deaths. The majority of these fatal crashes involve pedestrians and cyclists, who are at greater risk of suffering life-threatening injuries in the event of an accident.
Mississippi wrongful death lawsuits are intended to compensate surviving family members when the negligent actions of another party cause the death of a loved one. Just because the victim died, that does not mean that the at-fault party should be off the hook. The defendant must instead pay compensation to the family members of the deceased after a deadly Mississippi pedestrian accident. This can only be accomplished by partnering with a law firm with years of experience helping victims pursue wrongful death claims.
Bringing a lawsuit is probably the last thing on your mind after losing a family member, but you do not have to pursue a claim on your own. Germany Law Firm PLLC understands that no amount of compensation will bring back a loved one. Our legal team will fight to make sure that you recover the compensation you deserve after losing a loved one. Call us today at (601) 487-0555 to discuss your case with a Mississippi wrongful death attorney.
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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.