On Wednesday night, a pedestrian was struck and injured in Lincoln County. According to WJTV News Channel 12, the incident happened on Highway 51 near Argyel Trail. For currently unknown reasons, a Nissan Maxima struck 37-year-old Amber Ard. She was swiftly transported to UMC for treatment of serious injuries. The driver of the Maxima did not report any injuries, and there are very few details on how this collision could have happened.
No Word on Pedestrian's Current Condition
There's no word on the pedestrian's current condition or the extent of her injuries. No information was released on whether or not the driver was cited in this incident either. This crash is likely still under investigation with the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
Pedestrian Safety in Jackson
Pedestrian safety needs to be a top priority for motorists in and around Jackson. Sharing the road and making a commitment to distraction-free driving are two great ways to improve safety for all roadway users. Whether you're looking out for cyclists and walkers or sharing the road with motorcycles, it's absolutely essential to put down the phone and pay attention to the road.
Pedestrian Facts Across the U.S.
• In 2012, 4,743 pedestrians were killed in crashes.
• One pedestrian was killed every two hours.
• Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a crash on each trip.
• A pedestrian is injured every seven minutes.
• Pedestrians ages 65 years old and older accounted for 20 percent of all pedestrian deaths and 9 percent of all pedestrian injuries in 2012.
• In 2012, more than one in every five children between the ages of 5 and 15 who were killed in car crashes were pedestrians.
After a Pedestrian Accident
After any type of pedestrian accident, your first priority needs to be your health. Whether you were transported to the hospital from the scene or you visited the doctor days later, you need to get your medical needs addressed. Before you make any statement to an insurance adjuster for the person or company that his you, you need to contact a skilled personal injury attorney. Although very few details were released about the Wednesday night collision, the team at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC wishes the injured pedestrian a full and speedy recovery from her injuries.
The attorneys at Coxwell & Associates have decades of experience helping people who are seriously injured because some person or company did not follow the rules of safety. The attorneys know from experience that a person who is seriously injured will only have one opportunity to get a full and fair award of damages (money) for the harm and loss they experienced. If you only have one opportunity to be treated fairly, don't you want that one opportunity to be handled and guided by attorneys who have recovered millions for their past injured clients? If you have been seriously injured call the attorneys at Coxwell & Associates at 601-948-1600 or contact them through their website. Don't trust your "one chance" to a lawyer who uses silly gimmicks in his television ads. Talk to the career driven attorneys at Coxwell & Associates.
Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.