After allegedly covering up a teenager’s wrongful death in a fatal car accident, Police in Mississippi are embroiled in a wrongful death lawsuit.
Last November, Bradley McElroy, Jr. of Noxapater, MS was hit and killed by a police officer’s cruiser as the officer was on his way to a robbery in progress. The automobile accident happened near the interchange of Interstate 20 in Brandon, MS — 20 miles east of Jackson, MS.
Our wrongful death lawyers believe anyone who causes a wrongful death, and is innocent until proven guilty, should be held accountable — even police officers. When law enforcement officers have to get to the scene of a crime or prevent a car from happening, they often race through streets at high speeds. Speeding can lead to car accidents because drivers approach other cars at a much faster rate than normal. If your reflexes are off by the slightest bit, a deadly automobile accident can happen.
One thing drivers know is that when you hear a police or ambulance’s siren, you should get out of the way. With technology the way it is today, there are far more driver distractions to make car accidents nowadays.
Police officer Justin McClain was supposedly driving at least 72 mph in a 45 mph zone when his patrol car slammed into the black Honda coupe McElroy was driving. Originally, the officer was cleared of any wrong-doing in the auto accident because of evidence of alcohol and marijuana in McElroy’s system. McElroy’s lawyer suspects the blood tests are inaccurate because a body’s decomposition could account for the results since the body naturally produces alcohol during decomposition. Toxicology reports proved non-toxic amounts of marijuana were found in McElroy’s blood, which couldn’t have affected his judgment.
Automobile accidents like these happen more often than you think. Police and medical personnel speed through traffic all the time. Sometimes, car accidents happen because of the high rates of speed they travel through to get to where they need to be and help others. Our wrongful death attorneys know that they could held responsible if those auto accidents cause personal injury or wrongful death.
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