Vicksburg, MS (April 20, 2022) - There were reported injuries following a two-vehicle crash involving an emergency vehicle in Vicksburg on Tuesday afternoon, April 19. The accident was reported at the intersection of Clay and Cherry Streets at around 3:20 p.m.
Local reports revealed that an ambulance was headed northbound responding to a call. It was reportedly hit by a gray Chevrolet Malibu while crossing the intersection. The female driver of the vehicle was injured in the crash.
Paramedics in the EMS vehicle were also injured and hospitalized for treatment. No additional information has been provided.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Wrecks in Mississippi
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Mississippi has one of the highest rates of fatal car accidents in the country. As a result, state residents are more likely to be involved in a car accident and sustain serious injuries as a result. Around 22% of Mississippi drivers do not wear seat belts, according to statistics, and traffic collisions are becoming more serious. Automobile accidents are now the state's leading cause of serious injury and death.
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 considered negligence, and the victim may be entitled to damages. As a result, you will be compensated for your lost wages. 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.
Vicksburg Personal Injury Attorneys
A Vicksburg 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 lawyers have a proven track record of successfully defending Mississippi residents' rights.
If you've been hurt in an accident caused by another driver's negligence, call a Vicksburg personal injury lawyer today at (601) 487-0555 to speak with someone who can help you get back on your feet.
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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.