Woodville, MS (July 23, 2022) - A man was seriously injured when his ATV was hit by an oncoming vehicle on US-61 in Wilkinson County on Sunday, July 17th.
At about 9:00 a.m., 27-year-old Vonterius Thompson, a resident of Woodville, was heading northbound on US-61 when he was hit by a southbound 2009 Honda Accord driven by 60-year-old Deborah Lee, a resident of Vidalia, LA.
Thompson was airlifted with injuries to his leg, ankle, back, and hips to a hospital in Baton Rouge where he underwent emergency surgery.
The crash is being investigated by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Recreational Vehicle Injuries in Mississippi
When most people think about vehicle collisions, they imagine car crashes and tractor-trailer accidents, not necessarily UTVs and ATVs. Nevertheless, these kinds of accidents take place a lot more frequently than most people realize.
The lack of any regulations also plays a role in these accidents. Quad bikes, Jeeps, and even ATVs are frequently ridden on off-road trails, miles away from the nearest stop sign or traffic light. Riding conditions like this can cause serious accidents if a driver does not exercise proper safety precautions.
One reason so many accidents involving recreational vehicles is the absence of any state licensing requirements. There is no type of training or licensing required to operate any of these vehicles. In Mississippi, anyone can hop on a jet ski, even if they have never used one before. No special license is required in order for you to drive a camper or a motorhome either, which causes people to be virtually helpless when it comes to things such as judging braking distances and what to do if your vehicle hydroplanes.
Any kind of recreational vehicle accident has the potential to cause serious injuries to those involved. Our firm has aided hundreds of recreational accident victims with injuries as serious as:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Damage to the spinal cord
- Broken and fractured bones
- Damage to the nerves or internal organs
- Loss of hearing or vision
- Permanent disfigurement or scarring
Our experienced lawyers know that there are many factors that could contribute to a critical recreational vehicle accident. Our firm has the resources to fully investigate all events surrounding the crash in order to properly figure out all responsible parties.
Contact the Mississippi ATV injury attorneys at Germany Law by calling (601) 487-0555 to discuss your case today and see what our team 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.