Columbus, MS (March 4, 2022) - A man was killed after being struck while riding a bicycle in Columbus on Thursday, March 3. The deadly accident occurred on US-45 near Jess Lyons Road.
It was reported that 25-year-old Bryan Anthony Edwards was riding a bike on the highway at the time of the crash. He was struck by an oncoming pickup truck. Emergency responders were sent to the scene, and several lanes were closed.
Edwards suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. No additional information has been released at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the fatal crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Bryan Anthony Edwards at this time.
Deadly Bicycle Crashes in Mississippi
When commuting by bicycle in Mississippi, there is very little protection. In 2019, 843 bicyclists were killed in vehicle accidents in the United States. While overall bicycle fatality rates have decreased, the number of cyclists killed has increased by more than 36% since 2010, when they were at an all-time low. Head trauma is responsible for the majority of serious injuries that occur as a result of bicycle accidents.
When a loved one dies as a result of another party's negligence, wrongful death lawsuits are filed with the goal of compensating the surviving family members. The fact that the victim died does not absolve the perpetrator of blame. Instead, after a fatal accident, the defendant must compensate the deceased's family. Only a skilled Columbus personal injury attorney with experience representing wrongful death victims can assist you.
Columbus Wrongful Death Lawyers
Filing a lawsuit after the death of a loved one is probably the last thing on your mind. However, you are not required to pursue a claim on your own. Germany Law Firm PLLC understands that no amount of money can compensate for the loss of a loved one. Our Columbus car accident lawyers will fight to get you the compensation you deserve after a loved one is killed in a car accident.
To speak with a wrongful death lawyer in Columbus about your case, call (601) 487-0555 today. We will fight to hold those responsible for a fatal accident accountable.
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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.