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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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Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit – Know Your Rights

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit

Background Camp Lejeune is a Marine Corps Base in Jacksonville, North Carolina. From 1953 to 1987, Camp Lejeune’s tap water system was seriously contaminated. Base personnel and their families bathed in, and ingested tap water contaminated with dangerous chemicals at levels from 240-3400 times higher than allowed by applicable safety standards. In 2009, the federal government began investigations into the water systems and the injuries reported by people affected by the Camp Lejeune water contamination. In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control found that the contaminated water significantly increased the risk of multiple diseases. Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 On August 10, 2022,...

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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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Chhabra & Gibbs P.A. Hosted an Event for Jackson Water Lawsuit

Chhabra & Gibbs P.A. Hosted an Event for Jackson Water Lawsuit

Thursday evening Chhabra & Gibbs P.A. hosted an event for Jackson Water Lawsuit with attorney Corey Stern. The event took place at the Mississippi Children’s Museum in Jackson and hosted around 1,800 children and parents. The purpose of the event was to give an update on the case. In 2014 the city of Jackson changed its water system from well water to surface water which includes water from nearby lakes, rivers, and streams. As a result, many children were exposed to lead poisoning by drinking, bathing, and eating food that was cooked with the contaminated water. between 2014-2016. In 2015 the...

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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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Bicyclist Hit by Car in Hinds County

bicyclist hit by car

Early Thursday morning, Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a crash on Hwy 18 in Hinds County where a bicyclist was hit by a car and is now fighting for their life. The crash happened just before 7 A.M. according to WLBT when the driver of a Chevy Malibu hit the bicyclist. This time of year, bicyclists can be seen in the streets, sidewalks, and trails throughout Mississippi. The increase of bicycle traffic on the roads means drivers need to take extra precaution when driving, as well as bicyclists need to be on the lookout as well. According to the CDC bicyclists...

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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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Labor Day Boat Crash Kills Teen

Boat Crash Kills Teen

This past Labor Day Weekend, a 17-year-old girl died, and 10 others were injured when their boat crashed Sunday afternoon. The boat crash killed the teen when the boat carrying 14 passengers capsized about 16 miles off the coast of Florida near Miami. USA Today was told in their interview with Miami Dade Fire and Rescue that the boat hit a channel marker and capsized the 28-foot center counsel boat. Of the 11 injured in the crash, a 17-year-old passed away Monday from injuries sustained in the crash. While boating can be a fun experience for all ages it comes with...

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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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Airport Employee Killed

airport employee killed

Tuesday evening an airport employee was killed at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport Tuesday evening. The incident happened around 10:20 P.M. according to USA Today while the employee was unloading baggage from a Frontier Airline and her hair was caught in the bel loader. Unfortunately, work-related injuries happen every day especially when machinery is involved. Most are just minor injuries, but many end up serious if not deadly. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 2020 there were 2.1 million non-fatal workplace injuries. While this number seems to decrease from previous years the number is still extremely high. When...

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