Alcohol-related crashes are entirely avoidable, but they continue to be a problem in Mississippi. In fact, a captain with the police force recently noted that 162 people in the state were killed in these accidents in 2015. In just December of that year, 6,561 people were hurt in car accidents.
Multiple studies have shown that young doctors working long hours with no breaks put their patients as well as themselves at risk. For that reason, work hour restrictions were put in place in 2011. These limited first-years residents' shifts to no more than 16 hours.
Sometimes good investigative reporting can bring a widespread problem to light and catch the attention of lawmakers who have the power to do something about it.
Two Mississippi residents have filed a lawsuit against an Arkansas transportation company in connection with an accident that occurred this past June. The crash occurred on Interstate Highway 10 in Jefferson County.