In the immediate aftermath of a car accident here in Mississippi or elsewhere, the people involved are most likely dazed, confused and uncertain of what to do next. By the time they begin realizing they are still in danger, other vehicles could come up on the scene. It is at that point when people involved in a collision could suffer serious or deadly injuries.
For instance, a motor vehicle accident recently took place on the westbound side of Interstate 20 that involved multiple vehicles. It was around 4 a.m., and as vehicles approached, a man attempted to stop them. It was not reported whether he was successful at stopping anyone before a truck hit the man. When first responders arrived, they attempted to revive him, but to no avail. Reports did not make it clear whether he occupied one of the vehicles involved in the original accident.
The number of vehicles ultimately involved in the crash was not released. Reports indicate that others suffered injuries in the crash as well. However, no information was given regarding how many or how severe their injuries were. At last report, the crash remained under investigation, and it could be some time before it is complete.
In the meantime, the family of the deceased man who was involved in a collision will undoubtedly incur financial losses associated with his death. His surviving family members may exercise their rights under Mississippi law and file a wrongful death claim against the party or parties deemed responsible. In addition, any of the people injured in the crash may also explore whether filing personal injury claims would be appropriate.