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Police Report After an Accident

Police Report After an Accident

Obtaining a police report after an accident is crucial. A police report is a vital piece needed when filling a claim with the insurance company as well as with a personal injury attorney for any injuries that you may have sustained. What is a Police Report A police report is created by the responding officer at the scene of the accident. This report includes important information about what happened as to the best of his knowledge. The police report includes: Information of all people involved in the wreck including the vehicles Information of any witnesses to the crash Drawn diagram of the...

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How to Avoid Pedestrian Accidents on Halloween

How to Avoid Pedestrian Accidents on Halloween

Halloween is the deadliest day of the year for pedestrians, especially for children. On Halloween a child is more than twice as likely to be hit by a vehicle than any other day of the year. Here are a few tips of how to avoid pedestrian accidents on Halloween.   Watch for Cars Whether your kids are trick or treating with you or with a group of friends it is important to make sure they are aware of cars while out in the neighborhood. Remind them to always use sidewalks and use crosswalks when available. Wear Proper Costume Before your child heads out...

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With Cruisin’ Comes Crashes: What to do in a car wreck

With Cruisin' comes crashes

Cruisin’ the Coast has become a larger-than-life celebration of all things hot rod. Billed as the biggest block party around, Cruisin’ started in 1996 as a car show dedicated to the extravagant and antique. Over time, the car show has become synonymous with the Gulf Coast and the great state of Mississippi. In 2017 8,308 vehicles registered and attended the event. This year the event had over 11,000 cars registered from all over the world. However, not all that glitters is gold. With cruisin’ comes crashes. As I drove down Hwy. 49 in Gulfport on Friday, I saw a beautiful fire-red...

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7 Defensive Driving Tips

defensive driving tips

Defensive driving is an important aspect of driving on the road, it keeps you and others safe. By following these 7 defensive driving tips you can be better prepared and avoid motor vehicle wrecks. Plan Ahead If you plan to leave the house whether to run errands, go to work, or leave for a vacation be sure to plan ahead. Always check the weather as well as traffic report so you know what the roads will be like, and you can plan ahead and won’t be in a rush. Don’t be Distracted It is important that you are always paying attention while...

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Common Injuries After a Car Accident

common injuries after a car accident

A car accident can cause serious injuries to the driver and its passengers. Many of there injuries leading to death. Car accident deaths are on the rise with recent reports of over 38,000 deaths due to car accidents. Those that are lucky enough to survive a car wreck end up with both minor and serious injuries. Some of the common injuries after a car accident include head, neck, and back injuries. These types of injuries are severe so it’s important to seek medical treatment ASAP. Most Common Car Accident Injuries Spinal Cord Injuries Head Injuries Neck Injuries Back Injuries Broken Bones ...

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What to do After a Pedestrian Accident

what to do after a pedestrian accident

Being hit by a vehicle while walking or running can lead to serious injuries. According to NHTSA, there were over 6,500 pedestrians killed in crashes in the U.S. in 2020. Knowing what to do after a pedestrian accident in crucial. Unfortunately, many of pedestrian crashes end deadly including the death of a 72-year-old man Sunday evening in Simpson County Mississippi. According to WLBT, around 8 P.M. Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to the fatal pedestrian crash on Hwy 49 where the pedestrian was pronounced dead on the scene. The pedestrian crash is still under investigation. Just a few weeks ago another deadly...

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What to do if Involved in a Hit and Run Crash

what to do if involved in a hit and run crash

Wondering what to do if involved in a hit and run crash? Well, that is the question for many people Saturday evening when a man driving an 18-wheeler hit multiple vehicles that led to a multi-state police chase. According to WLBT Oak Grove Police Department arrested a man after that had reportedly hit multiple vehicles that led to chase that started in Clarksville, Tennessee and ended in the Walmart parking lot of Oak Grove, Kentucky Saturday evening around 6 P.M. No life-threatening injuries were reported. Hit and run accidents happen every day, leaving victims injured and confused of what to do. Many...

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Wreck with State Trooper Killed Elderly Women

wreck with trooper killed elderly women

A 71-year-old women was killed after she was involved in a crash with a State Trooper Tuesday afternoon in Corinth, Mississippi. Mississippi Highway Patrol reported that the wreck with the state trooper killed the elderly women when she pulled out in front of him at the intersection of Highway 45 South and County Road 512 south. According to WLBT The State Trooper was not injured but both vehicles were totaled. If you were in a wreck with a police officer, you need to know they play by a different set of rules. When it comes to a crash with a police...

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Two Children Killed in a Wreck with 18-Wheeler

two children killed in a wreck

Friday afternoon two children were killed in a wreck with an 18-wheeler and three others were injured when their car was hit by a semi-truck. The deadly crash happened on I-55 near Marston, Missouri around 12 P.M. Friday. The crash happened after the SUV failed to yield to the semi-truck resulting in the death of two of the children in the SUV and injuring three others. KAIT reports that the children in the vehicle ranged from ages 11 to 15 with two other passengers in their thirties. Two of the 3 other kids had serious injuries and were transferred by...

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12-Year-Old Pedestrian is Killed After Being Hit by Vehicle

pedestrian killed after being hit by vehicle

Wednesday afternoon a 12-year-old pedestrian was killed after being hit by a vehicle in Memphis, TN. Action News reports the crash happened around 3:30 P.M. and that the child was rushed to the hospital where she later died. The driver of the truck stayed at the scene and was detained by police. Unfortunately, this news of a pedestrian killed after being hit by a vehicle happens way too often. In 2020 there were over 6,500 pedestrians killed in the U.S. according to NHTSA.  When a person is hit by a vehicle and survives, they are often left in severe pain and...

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