Macon, MS (November 12, 2021) - A man was killed after being struck by a semi-truck in the Macon area on Thursday morning, November 11. The body of the deceased was found on US-45 near Trailboss Trailers at around 7 a.m.
When emergency responders arrived, they found Tommie James Shelton lying on the roadway. Local authorities believe that Shelton was struck by a southbound 18-wheeler. The driver continued without providing aid to the injured pedestrian.
Shelton suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities are currently seeking additional information related to the accident.
An ongoing crash investigation is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Tommie James Shelton at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Crashes in Mississippi
Pedestrian deaths have been steadily rising in recent years in the United States, while overall road fatalities are on the decline. In 2017, there were 5,977 pedestrians killed across the United States. This means that every 88 minutes a pedestrian was fatally hit by a motor vehicle. In the event of a car crash, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to sustain fatal injuries. Mississippi has one of the highest pedestrian fatality rates in the country, despite having one of the lowest levels of pedestrian activity.
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 is no longer liable for paying damages. The defendant must instead pay compensation to the family members of the deceased after a deadly pedestrian crash. This can only be accomplished by partnering with a law firm in Macon with years of experience helping victims pursue wrongful death claims.
Pedestrian Crash Lawyers in Macon
Bringing a lawsuit is probably the last thing on your mind after losing a family member. However, you do not have to pursue a claim on your own. The team of car crash lawyers in Mississippi at Germany Law Firm PLLC understands that no amount of compensation will bring back a loved one. Our team of car crash lawyers in Macon 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 Macon wrongful death attorney. We will fight to ensure that the party responsible is held liable for their role in a deadly accident.
Note: The information provided within these posts has been gathered from outside sources, for Germany Law Firm, PLLC and, as such, has not been independently verified. All provided information has been gathered from secondary sources including news bulletins and other first-hand accounts. If you find any information that is incorrect or you would like this post to be removed, please contact our law firm immediately so that we can correct the story or remove it entirely from the website.
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.