Madison Co, MS – Robert Walker Killed in Bicycle Accident on Nissan DrMississippi Legal News
Madison Co, MS (February 25, 2021) – A Jackson man was killed following a fatal bicycle hit-and-run in Madison County on Tuesday, February 23.
According to local sources, the deadly crash occurred on Nissan Drive. Officials from the Mississippi Highway Patrol were called to the scene of the accident at around 7 p.m. that evening. A cyclist was reportedly struck by a driver on the roadway, and the vehicle continued to flee the scene.
The rider suffered fatal injuries in the accident. The deceased victim was later identified as 75-year-old Robert Walker of Jackson. No further information on the vehicle involved in the deadly crash is currently available.
Local law enforcement officials are conducting an investigation into the cause of the fatal bicycle crash.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Robert Walker at this time.
Deadly Bicycle Crashes in Mississippi
Bicycles are a great way to get around, but they leave their riders extremely exposed in the event of a motor vehicle collision. In 2018, a total of 854 cyclists were killed nationally in car accidents, a nearly 7% increase from the previous year. Hit-and-run accidents have also been on the rise in Mississippi, and the majority of fatal hit-and-run crashes involve pedestrians and cyclists.
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.
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.