Mendenhall, MS (April 6, 2022) – A child was killed in a fatal bicycle crash involving a tractor-trailer in Mendenhall on Tuesday night, April 5.
According to Mississippi Highway Patrol officials, the accident happened around 9 p.m. on MS-49 around the area of New Hope Road. Police confirmed that a 1998 tractor-trailer was headed south in the area when it struck a bicyclist who was in the right lane. It was determined that the bicycle was being operated by a 6th grader.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help. The child, identified only as a 12-year-old who attended Magee Middle School, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the tractor-trailer remained on the scene but was not injured.
Due to the severity of the accident, the roadway was blocked in several lanes for some time. Police quickly worked to clear the scene.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues. Police will update with any new information as it is available.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Bicycle Accidents in Mississippi
Bicycle accidents are known for being some of the most severe accidents in Mississippi when they do take place. This is due to the fact that bicyclists have no protection from harm in the event of an accident involving any type of vehicle. In just 2019 alone, it was reported that approximately 846 people were killed in bicycle accidents throughout the U.S. Handfuls of these accidents took place in Mississippi. Especially when a bicycle accident involves a child, it is likely to lead to fatal results. If you have lost someone you love in one of these accidents, you should have the assistance of an attorney on your side.
The loss of a loved one can affect your life immensely on both emotional and financial levels. If you and your family have faced these enormous losses, you will likely be left wondering where you can turn. As you are grieving your losses, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. You should never have to worry about these stressful aspects on your own. Everybody deserves the time to grieve. Because of this, you should speak with a Mendenhall wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after your loved one’s accident.
Mendenhall Bicycle Accident Attorneys
Losing a loved one can impact your life in ways that you may not have ever expected. Our attorneys at MW Law Firm – Mama Justice are here to help you move forward during these difficult times. We understand how overwhelming a fatal bicycle crash can be and offer our help and resources in your time of need. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation you deserve for a wide array of aspects, including some of the following:
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial costs
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy costs
If you have lost someone you love in a bicycle accident, you should never have to stand alone. Please do not hesitate to contact a bicycle accident attorney in Mendenhall at (888) 484-1476 for more information.
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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.