Crystal Springs, MS (May 4, 2022) – Police have now identified the victim who lost his life in a fatal motorcycle crash in Crystal Springs on Tuesday, May 3.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol confirmed that the accident took place at 11:13 a.m. at the intersection of MS-27 and Thornton Drive. A homeowner allegedly called police when they witnessed the accident between a BMW motorcycle and an International tractor-trailer. Police said that 69-year-old David Paxton from Florida was traveling north on MS-27 when his motorcycle was struck by a truck driven by 61-year-old Daniel Dee. The motorcycle sustained severe damages as a result of the collision.
Several local responders were immediately dispatched to the scene, including fire crews and paramedics. Paxton was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to severe injuries caused by the accident. Dee was allegedly not hurt in the collision but remained on the scene to cooperate with the police.
Police quickly closed down the road in the area of the intersection. The scene was cleared within several hours.
Mississippi Highway Patrol officials continue their investigation into the collision.
Our attorneys offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost his life in this tragic accident.
Motorcycle Accidents in Mississippi
In recent years, Mississippi ranked as the top state for motorcycle accident fatalities in the entire U.S. Handfuls of victims lose their lives every year in the entire state. Approximately 14.57 fatalities occur out of every 10,000 registered motorcyclists in the state of Mississippi. Because motorcyclists have no protection from harm in an accident, drivers are expected to pay close attention to what is happening around them at all times. Where do you turn after you and your family have lost somebody you love in a motorcycle crash? It is imperative that you speak with a legal advocate soon after you have faced these losses.
When a motorcyclist has been hit by a car, truck, or another type of vehicle on our roads, the results are typically devastating. On top of the fact that many motorcyclists sustain serious injuries that take decades to heal, others’ lives are taken in the blink of an eye. Facing the aftermath of a fatal motorcycle accident can be chaotic for you and your family. Because both motorcycle accident claims and wrongful death claims can be complex, these claims should never be handled on your own. This is why it is essential that you have the assistance of a Crystal Springs motorcycle accident attorney on your side.
A motorcycle accident can happen within seconds when a driver does not see a cyclist until it’s too late. This is why our attorneys at MW Law Firm – Mama Justice will stand by your side and help you in your time of need. Our attorneys have handled many types of motorcycle accidents in the past. We will help you recover compensation for some of the following aspects:
- Medical expenses your loved one faced before their death
- Lost wages due to missed time at work
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses
A family should have time to grieve without worrying about the bills that keep piling up. We are here to help you at this time. Please contact a motorcycle accident attorney in Crystal Springs at (888) 484-1476 for the help you deserve at this time.
Note: These posts are generated solely for MW Law Firm -Mama Justice. The facts and information utilized to create these posts were collected and gathered through the use of secondary sources. We use various news organizations, newspaper articles, police accident reports, police blotters, social media platforms, as well as, first-hand eyewitness accounts about accidents that happen in and around Northern Mississippi. We have not independently verified all reported facts in our posts. If you locate any information that is not correct, please contact our firm immediately so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. If you would like to have this post removed from our site, please contact us immediately. We will do our best to remove it as soon as possible.
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.