Columbus, MS – Multi-Vehicle Accident Takes Two Lives on US-82

Columbus, MS (August 30, 2022) – A traffic accident between two passenger vehicles and two motorcycles took two lives during the early morning hours of Sunday, August 28. Reports indicate that the incident happened at around 1:00 a.m.

The two vehicles collided on US-82 which caused a chain reaction wreck that involved the motorcycles. One of the involved vehicles rear-ended a motorcycle, which pushed the bike into the rear of another motorcycle. That motorcycle then rear-ended another car. 

David Anthony Porter, a 26-year-old Columbus resident, and Zabria Deana Dodds, age 24, both lost their lives. Dodds was later determined to have been pregnant at the time of the accident. 

One of the involved motorcyclists was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. Police in Columbus continue to investigate the details of the accident. 

We would like to offer our sincere sympathies to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Nothing further has been reported concerning the nature of the accident. 

Mississippi Traffic Collisions

PFM148There are many car accidents that occur in the state of Mississippi every year. Though a large percentage of these accidents lead to serious injuries, others take the lives of those involved. It was estimated that, in 2016, approximately 690 individuals were killed in fatal car accidents within the state of Mississippi. The truth is, most of these accidents can be prevented on our roads. However, driver negligence contributes to almost all car accidents that happen throughout our roadways in Mississippi. This is especially true when an accident happens on a major highway, which is the most common and dangerous place for collisions. You have options after losing a loved one in a fatal crash but should be prepared to seek the help of a legal advocate. 

If someone you love has been taken from you in a fatal car accident, you may find that you are entitled to significant compensation under Mississippi law. Having the help of a Brandon car accident attorney on your side who has handled these claims in the past can help you in many ways. This is especially true knowing that wrongful death claims are some of the most complex claims that families endure every year. If you have suffered these enormous losses, you should speak with a Columbus wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. 

At Mama Justice, our attorneys have helped many families who have lost loved ones in accidents over the years. The insurance company will do anything it can to protect its own interests, even if it means offering your family less than you deserve in your claim. Our knowledgeable attorneys know how to fight the insurance company to help you achieve the best results possible. We will help you obtain the compensation that you deserve for several aspects at this time, including the following important ones: 

  • Funeral costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Therapy costs
  • Loss of consortium

Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Brandon at (888) 484-1476 to find out what our attorneys can do for you. 

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Disclaimer: We, at MW Law Firm – Mama Justice, have worked hard to become valued members of the Northern Mississippi business community. We write these posts to bring awareness to the dangers of driving in hopes that our fellow community members will use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle.  The information in this post is not intended to be medical or legal advice. The photographs used in this post are not taken at the actual accident scene.


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