In a story that highlights the dangers of driving on Mississippi roadways, one irresponsible driver was captured on camera speeding towards oncoming traffic for several miles before finally colliding head-on with an oncoming SUV.
The accident took place a few weeks ago on Highway 49 in Collins, Mississippi. A driver headed the opposite way filmed the reckless driver as he flew into oncoming traffic. The driver was identified as Edward Fairley of Mount Olive.
Fairley spent several minutes successfully weaving through cars until he plowed right into the front of the unlucky driver of a Ford SUV. Despite the speed involved and the direct impact of the crash, the driver of the SUV, Amy Cox of Waveland, and a young female passenger walked away with only minor injuries. Fairley also survived the terrible accident and in remarkably good shape considering the severity of the crash. He had non-life threatening injuries including a broken shoulder.
What’s most troubling about the incident is how relatively common it is. The reaction of the Collins police chief, Ronnie Dickinson, spoke volumes. After briefing reporters about the incident, he told the group that such an incident is far from rare. “Unfortunately, we see that all the time. It’s not just the state of Mississippi, it’s all over.”
Though the victims of this car accident escaped serious injury, this is not always the case. When family members are severely injured or killed by the negligence of others, Mississippi law affords the right to pursue monetary damages in a civil lawsuit. The process can be a long and complicated fight as your claim may be vigorously contested by the other driver’s insurance company. All the while you will likely be dealing with recovering from your injuries, comforting family members and dealing with the mounting bills associated with the accident.
If you or some you know has been injured, you need the help of a Mississippi injury attorney to help protect your rights and recover damages for your injury. Contact The Stroud Law Firm today toll free at 833-536-5656.