April 29, 2013
A Mississippi Drunk Driving Accident that occurred this past week was responsible for leaving an 18-year-old female pedestrian seriously injured. Reports indicate the crash happened at approximately 10:30 p.m. last Friday night, near the intersection of Bradford Street and Martin Luther King Street in the city of Rosedale.
An article from The Bolivar Commercial stated that the woman was attempting to cross the street at the intersection when a 54-year-old male driver failed to yield the right-of-way in his vehicle and the two collided. The impact of the crash left the woman with serious injuries that required she be airlifted to a Memphis hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, the driver who was responsible for the crash told responding officers that he simply did not see the pedestrian in the road. A further investigation was able to determine the driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. He was placed under arrest and charged with DUI and operating a motor vehicle without a license.
The accident has left many citizens wondering what they can do to help prevent such a collision. The Tupelo Personal Injury Attorneys with John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers say one way is for motorists to never get behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming alcohol. Pedestrians can also make themselves more visible to drivers by wearing light-colored or reflective clothing when walking.