Myrtle, MS (June 4, 2022) – A single-car accident resulted in the death of a female passenger Tuesday, May 31 in Union County.
The incident happened along Highway 349 in Myrtle around 8:30 p.m.
A Mississippi Highway Patrol sergeant says the victim, who has since been identified as Saltillo resident Marla Harshberger, 54, suffered serious injuries when the vehicle she was in crashed in a tree.
Paramedics took Harshberger to Northern Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, where she died due to the severity of her injuries.
No other information was made available.
This accident is still under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mrs. Marla Harshberger, at this time.
Passenger Rights in Mississippi Car Accidents
Passengers are in a unique position when it comes to vehicular accidents in Mississippi. An injured or killed passenger is almost never at fault for the accident, but that does not mean that he is safer in the event of a collision.
Passengers are susceptible to the same injuries as the driver of a vehicle, such as paralysis, head injuries, broken bones and even death. Whatever the cause of the accident, it is almost certain that someone other than the passenger is responsible.
In Mississippi, auto insurance is mandatory for all drivers. In the event of an accident involving a passenger, it will be used to cover losses suffered by the passenger or surviving family members.
Usually, filing a claim against insurance produces only a meager offer of settlement; one so small that it won’t even cover the victim’s basic medical expenses. Whenever an adjuster makes you an offer, you should contact an experienced Mississippi personal injury attorney before accepting it.
If you have suffered serious injuries caused by another person’s recklessness, negligence or wrongdoing, we are here to investigate your potential personal injury claim. Contact Our Mississippi Personal Injury Lawyers by calling our law offices at (601) 487-0555 to schedule a case evaluation.
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Disclaimer: At the German law firm, PLLC, we provide the information contained in these accident reports as a resource for families who have found themselves in similar situations and to educate them about the dangers of driving. We also want to honor the victims who were injured or lost their lives in Mississippi accidents and hope that the information reported will help prevent future accidents. The photographs presented in these messages are not representative of the actual scene of the accident.