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Hattiesburg-Laurel, MS - Accident News and Resources including car, bicycle, motorcycle and truck accidents and much more.

Hattiesburg and Laurel - Mississippi's Pine Belt is the region's rail, industrial, and trade center

Known as "Hub City," Hattiesburg is conveniently located at the intersection of six major US highways. More than just a stopover spot, Hattiesburg offers visitors a plethora of attractions and activities. The historic districts of Hattiesburg feature tree-lined streets and buildings dating back to the 1880s.

From its oak-lined streets to its lovely, turn-of-the-century homes, Laurel is a charming and gracious southern town. Located in the southeast region of Mississippi known as the Pine Belt, the city of Laurel was originally established in 1882. 

To get up-to-date road information, go to the Mississippi DOT site. And to find out current weather conditions in Hattiesburg and Laurel, go to the National Weather Service site

The major roadways of Hattiesburg and Laurel contribute to accidents in the region

In Hattiesburg, Interstate 59 runs north to Meridian, Mississippi, and south to New Orleans. U.S. Highway 11 runs parallel to Interstate 59. U.S. Highway 49 runs north to Jackson, Mississippi, and south to Gulfport, Mississippi.

In Laurel, Major highways are:

  • Interstate 59
  • U.S. Route 84
  • U.S. Route 11
  • Mississippi Highway 15

Here is information on the most recent accidents in Hattiesburg and Laurel:

If you are looking for information on a specific crash that happened in Hattiesburg or Laurel, go to the link above for the accident type you are seeking. 

If you know someone who has been injured in a Hattiesburg or Laurel accident, here are links to the major hospitals in the area:

Grief support information for accident victims in Hattiesburg and Laurel

When a loved one is killed in a motor-vehicle accident, it is often helpful for grieving family and friends to get help from a grief support organization. It can be comforting to talk with others going through a similar situation, and the road to recovering from the loss may go more smoothly. Go here to get information on Hattiesburg grief support and Laurel grief support.

Legal information for accident victims in Hattiesburg and Laurel

When injury or death is the result of a motor-vehicle crash, many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?

 Where to find legal assistance after a Hattiesburg or Laurel injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Hattiesburg - Laurel injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Hattiesburg - Laurel wrongful death attorney will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Hattiesburg - Laurel accident lawyer can do to help.  

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Most recent accident reports

It was early in the morning when an 18-wheeled semi-truck containing 2-year-old Whisenant, who was completely unrestrained in the vehicle, somehow crashed on Highway 13 and rolled onto its side.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Highway 13
Carnes, MS
One man was killed in a New Year's morning car crash in Jasper County. Adria Ojeda, 42, was a passenger in a car driven by Isaias Garci, 34, of Laurel.
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Highway 15
Type: Car Accident

A man was driving near Monroe Road on Interstate 59 when he drove off the road, and the car rolled over and cau

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Interstate 59

Three-people were injured and taken to the hospital following a three-vehicle accident on Highway 11 in El

Monday, October 27, 2014
Highway 11
Type: Car Accident
Authorities are searching for the driver of a burned-out van who escaped into a wooded area west of Collins Saturday night after crashing it following a high speed chase.
Saturday, October 11, 2014

Three people were injured and taken to a local hospital following an accident in Forrest County Wednesday after

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Off-duty Hattiesburg police officer, Zach Denny, passed away today around 3:00 p.m. from injuries sustained in

Sunday, October 5, 2014
Highway 49
Type: Car Accident
The surviving male passenger is currently in critical condition in Forrest General Hospital.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Purvis, MS
Maverick Johnson, 17, a Purvis High School senior, is home recovering after being struck by a vehicle on Tuesday evening on Beaver Lake Road. Johnson's mother said he suffered a concussi
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Purvis, MS
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Parker Drive
Laurel, MS
Two people in the semi-truck have been transported to Forrest General Hospital, and one person is in serious condition. Check back for more details.
Monday, September 1, 2014

The identity of the pedestrian who was killed Saturday afternoon when she was struck by an 18-wheeler on Interstate 59 has been released.

The Forrest County Deputy Coroner stated that the victim was 59-year-old Carmen Corey of McLain.

Friday, April 11, 2014

A car-carrier freight train derailed early Friday morning in Jones County.

The accident happened around 4:15 a.m. under the Highway 590 overpass, near Jones Community College in Ellisville.

Thursday, March 27, 2014