According to authorities, the driver was a sophomore place-kicker, Kevin Monzon. The 19-year-old is said to have died at the scene of the accident which took place in Lefore County, Mississippi. Troopers said that one of the passengers, junior Marcus Thompson, was critically injured in the accident and required a helicopter transport to a hospital in Jackson for treatment. Two other passengers in the car were less seriously injured and only required ambulance transport to the local Lefore County hospital.
So far authorities have not revealed the cause of the deadly accident. Sadly, accidents like this one are far too common in Mississippi. The state was recently dubbed the deadliest place in the nation in terms of auto fatalities. A report by MSNBC found that Mississippi had an average of 784 deadly car accidents each year between 2007 and 2009. When you take into account Mississippi’s relatively small population that breaks down to a fatality rate of nearly 27 out of every 100,000 drivers, the highest in the nation.
If you’ve been seriously injured in a Mississippi car accident it can be very scary to know what to do next. Most people have little or no experience with the court system and have no idea who to turn to for help or information. If your injuries have resulted in expensive medical bills or made you miss work the first thing you’ll likely want to know about is how you can go about collecting damages from the person responsible for your injuries.
If you’ve been injured in a Mississippi car accident and have questions, please contact the auto accident lawyers at Stroud, Flechas & Dalton for a free consultation. We guarantee that we will work tirelessly to ensure a favorable resolution to your case.
Source: “Mississippi Valley State player dies in car accident,” published at WGRZ.com.