Thursday, July 14, 2016

Fatality on Ridgewood

JPD issued the following statement:

On Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at approx. 11:02 PM, Jackson Police Officers responded to Ridgewood Rd. near Adkins Blvd. regarding an accident involving a pedestrian. Upon officers’ arrival it was learned the pedestrian, identified as Dexter Parker, 27, had been struck by a 2007 Chevy Suburban traveling south on Ridgewood Rd. He suffered life threatening injuries and was transported to UMMC via AMR for medical treatment. The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and provided officers with a statement regarding this incident.

On Wednesday, July 13, 2016, Dexter Parker succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced
deceased at UMMC. The driver was not charged and the cause of the crash is under

Kingfish note: Mr. Parker was a security guard walking home from work.


Anonymous said...

That is sad but I've come close to hitting people at night on West Street. If you're walking in or near the road at night, you need to be wearing a fluorescent vest or other safety device.

Anonymous said...

How tragic. When did sidewalks become a vestige of days gone by? People shouldn't have to walk in the street to get home from work.

Anonymous said...

Walking on a road is dangerous. If you must do it, walk toward traific so you can see. Minimize the risk.

Anonymous said...

It was only a matter of time before it happened. Kids, workers, street beggars all cross that street and it is very dangerous.

Also at the corner of Ridgewood and County Line Rd, numerous beggars and homeless people come to your car during stop lights asking for money. Another dangerous intersection which will eventually see a fatality.

Anonymous said...

When you troll the streets after dark, you need to realize that you aren't very easy to see and run a very big risk of getting hit. Especially in that area of Ridgewood where people come out of those oh so nice apartments at all hours of the night and walk to the 24 hour gas stations at all hours of the night.

Anonymous said...

those homeless beggars are making a killing and drive nice cars, don't fall for it, it is a scam.

Anonymous said...

Repair/repave Ridgewood Road and make sidewalks so people can walk safely. If Jackson expects to attract businesses/companies, then pave the roads downtown and fix the sidewalks for safety.

Anonymous said...

Jackson can't fix the skreets and now you want sidewalks?

Anonymous said...

I can remember driving down State Street and seeing a man in a wheel chair stuck in a hole in the sidewalk. I was at a signal light and watched several people walk by the man and laugh. When I could pull out of traffic and park I went to help the man. He had been stuck for a while. He seem to understand the people who walked by and laughed at him. I couldn't understand the people or why the sidewalks were is such a state.

Anonymous said...

Two more bad accidents at Ridgewood and Beasley last night - that intersection has so many damn bad accidents its ridiculous

Ashby Foote needs to address that or whoever runs against has some campaign material to use against him

Anonymous said...

What is so hard to understand? A street is for vehicles. Vehicles are bugger than you and a lot tougher. You are not going to win. See how simple that is.

Anonymous said...

I'm all for sidewalks, but I live in a subdivision with sidewalks on both sides of every street and people walk in the street - beats the hell out of me.

Anonymous said...

1:52, it is their culture.

Anonymous said...

Not only do they walk in the skreet, it's with reckless abandon and a threatening attitude. Walking straight at a car almost as if playing chicken. Like the fat women at Wal-Mark walking three abreast down the twinkie aisle, daring you to say 'SKUSE MOI, LARDO'.

It's part of the 'I know my rights and I'm in YO face' culture.

Anonymous said...

6:04, sometimes culture takes a back seat to intelligence. People should have the intelligence to get out of the way when a car is coming down the street. Sometimes they are not that intelligent and think the driver will stop. Every once in a while they are wrong.

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