Man claims Hinds Co. deputy hit him and he's stuck - - Jackson, MS

Man claims Hinds Co. deputy hit him and he's stuck with bill

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By Bert Case - bio | email

BYRAM, MS (WLBT) - Byram resident 36-year-old Shadrick L. Rogers was hit from behind in his Chevrolet Avalanche pick up truck January 19th.

He says Hinds County Deputy James Cox admitted fault in the accident and apologized, saying he was picking something up off the floor of his car when the collision occurred. Rogers says his truck has $3,800 worth of damage because the frame was bent.

He also suffers from neck and shoulder injuries. He got a letter from the county's insurance company, saying the county has immunity in this case.

"Here I am minding my own business, somebody crashes into me, I was rear ended and no one is taking care of this bill but me," Rogers said.

We were unable to reach the county attorney, or county administrator, so we went to Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney about the case.

Sheriff Malcolm McMillin of Hinds County, has promised to look into the facts in the case.

"I'll have to look into it and investigate it, and see whether or not those are the facts in the case, I have no reason to doubt it and as to whether or not he is entitled to damages, as a result of this would be up to the Board of Supervisors and County Attorney the Commissioner of Insurance," McMillin said.

We were also told, it is likely, the case will finally have to be settled by the tort claims board.

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