Hattiesburg, MS – One Life Taken by Motorcycle Crash on US 49 N near Ralston Rd

Hattiesburg, MS (October 24, 2023) – A traffic accident between a passenger vehicle and a motorcycle happened on Sunday afternoon, October 22. One person reportedly lost their life in the collision. 

The Hattiesburg Police Department reports that the wreck happened at approximately 1:45 p.m. on US 49 North near Ralston Road. One fatality was confirmed by authorities and no other injuries were reported. 

Police in Hattiesburg are still investigating the details of the incident. The roadway remained closed for an extensive period on Sunday while crews worked to secure the scene. 

We want to offer our sincere sympathies to the deceased victim’s family.

Mississippi Motorcycle Accidents

In Mississippi, more than 60,000 auto collisions happen every year. A percentage of these wrecks involve motorcycles. Approximately 50 people lose their lives yearly in traffic accidents in Mississippi. Across the country, over 80,000 motorcycle accidents are reported annually. This means that just above 1% of registered motorcyclists will become involved in a traffic collision every year in the US. Additionally, motorcyclists are around 27 times more likely to lose their lives in motorcycle accidents than the occupants of passenger vehicles. 

Hattiesburg, MS - One Life Taken by Motorcycle Crash on US 49 N near Ralston Rd

This number of yearly crashes is alarming, especially when the cause of the majority of these wrecks is considered. Throughout the nation, more than 92% of reported traffic crashes happen due to the actions of negligent drivers, according to information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association. Motorcycle accidents are most often caused by drinking, speeding, and lane splitting. 

If you or a loved one of yours has recently been hurt in an accident involving a motorcycle, you may be wondering how you will recover. Especially if you have recently lost a loved one in a fatal motorcycle crash, you are most likely grieving and in a lot of emotional pain. 

If you believe that your loved one’s collision was caused by another individual, you may qualify for financial compensation that can help you pay for the financial aspect of your family member’s accident. A wrongful death lawyer in Hattiesburg can help you file a personal injury claim so you’re able to gather financial compensation for funeral care, wage loss, medical bills, emotional turmoil, and more. 

Call the law office of Mama Justice at 888-484-1476 to learn more about how we can help you.

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