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Greyhound Bus Driver Arrested for DUI After Jackson, Mississippi Crash Injures 22

Undefeated Bus Accident Lawyer Investigates I-55 Jackson, Mississippi Greyhound Crash Injured 22

Nearly two dozen people were hospitalized last night, after a Greyhound bus overturned along Interstate 55 in Jackson, Mississippi.

Shortly after the crash, Jackson Police arrested and charged the Greyhound driver with misdemeanor DUI.

Greyhound Bus Was Merging Onto I-55 South When it Overturned

Witnesses reported the January 2nd accident shortly after 8:00 p.m.

Apparently, the Greyhound bus overturned on the Pascagoula Street on-ramp as the driver attempted to merge onto I-55 south.

Among other things, authorities indicated heavy rains at the time may have contributed to the crash.

22 Greyhound Passengers Suffered Non-Life-Threatening Injuries

It’s not clear how many people were aboard the bus or where it was heading.

The Jackson Police Department has confirmed, however, that emergency crews transferred 22 people to area hospitals.

Fortunately, their injuries are not life-threatening.

Greyhound Bus Driver Pleads Not Guilty to Misdemeanor DUI

Jackson Police later arrested 31-year-old Erika Nixon for driving under the influence.

Nixon appeared in a Jackson court earlier today, where she entered a plea of Not Guilty.

In Mississippi, individuals convicted of misdemeanor DUI can spend up to 48 hours in jail for a first offense. A judge, however, has the discretion to levy a fine in lieu of jail.

The court may also substitute attendance at a victim impact panel for jail time.

In addition, Mississippi requires first-time offenders to attend a state-approved alcohol safety education program. The state also suspends the offender’s license for at least 90 days or until they have completed the program.

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Our Undefeated Bus Accident Lawyers have extensive experience representing injured Greyhound passengers, winning some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the company’s history.

Most recently, for example, we negotiated a $6 million settlement for several clients after a Greyhound driver fell asleep at the wheel.

The case settled after our attorneys obtained the first-ever court-ordered sleep study of a commercial driver in Texas. The test proved the Greyhound driver suffered from undiagnosed, Obstructive Sleep Apnea and likely fell asleep while driving.

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Our National Bus Accident Attorneys also won an $18.8 million verdict – # 1 largest verdict in Greyhound’s corporate history  – on behalf of two passengers who were injured when their bus overturned on an icy road.

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Our Undefeated Greyhound Bus Accident Lawyers are investigating the crash on I-55 in Jackson, Mississippi, and will post an update when new information becomes available.

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If you or someone you love were hurt in the Mississippi Greyhound bus crash, and you have questions regarding your legal rights and options, call 1-888-603-3636 or  Click Here to send us a confidential email through our “Contact Form.”

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