Mantachie man critically injured in one-car accident

news_accident_greenBy Adam Armour

Itawamba Times

A Wednesday morning auto accident in Mantachie has sent one man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Christopher B. Davis, 24, of Mantachie, was critically injured after losing control of his 2005 Chevrolet Impala while traveling on Highway 363 near the Mantachie town limits. At approximately 9:30 a.m., Davis reportedly left the road and collided into an embankment, then a tree.

He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident and had to be cut from his vehicle using the jaws of life.

Davis was airlifted to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, where he remains in critical condition as of Wednesday afternoon.

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  • barney fife

    Should Mr. Davis survive his injuries, might he be charged for not utilizing the available restraint system in his vehicle?

    • unknown

      You would just love that wouldn’t you; to see a man clinging to life get charged for a ridiculous law that rarely gets enforced anyway, unless it’s at a “$afety checkpoint”.

      • barney fife

        Perhaps, if that particular law was enforced with more enthusiasm, there would be one less person “clinging to life” following a traffic accident.