DeSoto County, MS – Motorcyclist Killed in Traffic Accident on Highway 305

DeSoto County, MS (April 24, 2023) – A deadly car accident happened in DeSoto County on the afternoon of April 21. The incident was reported to officials in the area at around 1:30 p.m. 

Sources say the crash occurred between a 2019 Kia operated by 71-year-old Betty B. Greer of Como and a 2022 Honda motorcycle driven by William W. Coleman, 32, of Oxford. 

Police state that both vehicles were headed south on Highway 305 when the incident occurred. Authorities state that Coleman was fatally injured due to the accident. 

Police in DeSoto County are still investigating the circumstances of the crash. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of William W. Coleman at this time.

Mississippi Motorcycle Accidents

DeSoto County, MS - Motorcyclist Killed in Traffic Accident on Highway 305Motorcycle accidents are some of the most devastating traffic accidents that can happen. This is mostly due to the fact that motorcyclists are the most vulnerable travelers on the roadway next to pedestrians. Motorcyclists often travel at high speeds while exposed to the open road and the elements, which could place them at a greater risk of serious injury or death than anyone else. 

Information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that nearly 5,000 motorcyclists lose their lives in traffic accidents every year in the United States. Over half of motorcycle collisions end in serious injuries or fatalities for motorcyclists. In Mississippi, over 1,000 motorcycle collisions are reported per year. Some of the most common contributors to these accidents include: 

  • Speeding: speeding is a dangerous activity that can increase the likelihood of sustaining life-threatening injuries if a traffic accident occurs. 
  • Intoxication: Driver intoxication is responsible for approximately a quarter of all motorcycle accidents every year. 
  • Distraction: Those who choose to operate their vehicles while paying attention to anything other than the roadway pose a significant threat to motorcyclists.

Driver negligence has become a prevalent problem in the United States and throughout the state of Mississippi in the past decade. More than 92% of reported car crashes are caused by the actions of negligent drivers. In Mississippi, the main reasons for car accidents are intoxication and speeding, which are two leading types of driver negligence throughout the country. 

Losing someone you love in a motorcycle collision is a devastating experience. If you know that your loved one’s accident was caused by driver negligence, you should talk to a Mississippi wrongful death attorney who can help you recover financially. Financial compensation may be available to you for funeral expenses, wage loss, pain, suffering, and more. 

Contact the law office of Mama Justice at (888) 484-1476 for more information on how we can help you. Our law firm has been helping injured accident victims recover for decades. We are passionate about helping those who have been wrongfully injured or wrongfully lost loved ones to get the financial compensation and justice they deserve. 

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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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