Driver injured after avoiding a cat - - Jackson, MS

Teenager in critical condition after swerving to avoid a cat

MENDENHALL, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Simpson County teenager was in critical condition Monday night in a Jackson hospital.

According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, 19 year old Chasidy Wade lost control of her vehicle on Highway 13 just south of Mendenhall. It happened around 6:30 p.m.

Wade was trying to avoid hitting a cat that was in her lane of travel. She went across the southbound lane of Highway 13, ran off the road, and hit a tree.

The teen was taken to Simpson General Hospital and then airlifted to UMMC.

The investigation into the accident is ongoing.

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