Carrollton, MS – Walter Mitchell Killed in Motorcycle Crash on US-82Mississippi Legal News
Carrollton, MS (September 9, 2020) – There was a deadly motorcycle accident in Caroll County on Saturday afternoon, September 5, at around 12:03 p.m.
Emergency responders along with the Mississippi Highway Patrol were called to the site of the crash located at the intersection of US-82 and MS-17 near Carrollton. Local sources reported that 73-year-old Walter Mitchell, of Bristol, Tennessee was traveling westbound on US-82 on a 1984 Honda motorcycle.
At the same time, 32-year-old James McClain, of Carrollton was traveling northbound on MS-17 in a 2014 GMC pickup truck. The GMC tried to enter US-82 and failed to yield the right of way to the motorcyclist, causing both vehicles to collide. Mitchell suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by responding paramedics.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Walter Mitchell at this time.
Deadly Motorcycle Accidents in Mississippi
Motorcyclists are at greater risk of suffering from life-threatening injuries in the event of a collision involving a motor vehicle. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 80% of reported motorcycle accidents result in fatality or injuries, and riders are around 27 times more likely to sustain fatal injuries in a crash. Thousands of motorcyclists are killed in car accidents each year, and motorcycle accidents are over-represented in national traffic fatalities.
Mississippi wrongful death lawsuits are intended to compensate surviving family members when the negligent actions of another party cause the death of a loved one. Just because the victim died, that does not mean that the at-fault party should be off the hook. The defendant must instead pay compensation to the family members of the deceased after a deadly Mississippi car crash. This can only be accomplished by partnering with a law firm with years of experience helping victims pursue wrongful death claims.
Bringing a lawsuit is probably the last thing on your mind after losing a family member, but you do not have to pursue a claim on your own. Germany Law Firm PLLC understands that no amount of compensation will bring back a loved one. Our legal team will fight to make sure that you recover the compensation you deserve after losing a loved one. Call us today at (601) 487-0555 to discuss your case with a Mississippi wrongful death attorney.
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Disclaimer: At Germany Law Firm, PLLC, we provide the information found in these accident reports as a resource for families who have been in similar situations and to raise awareness about the dangers of driving. We would also like to honor the victims who have been injured or lost their life as a result of a Mississippi accident and hope that the information reported will help prevent future accidents. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.