Mt Olive, MS (April 6, 2022) - A 12-year-old boy was killed after being struck by a semi-truck in Mount Olive on Tuesday evening, April 5. The deadly crash was reported at the intersection of US-49 and New Hope Road at around 8:45 p.m.
A 1998 Freightliner tractor-trailer was traveling on the highway when it hit a Magee Middle School student that was riding a bike. The child suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the deceased has been withheld.
No charges have been filed at this time. An ongoing investigation into the deadly crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim 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.
Wrongful death lawsuits are filed when a loved one dies as a result of another party's negligence, with the goal of compensating the surviving family members. The victim's death does not absolve the perpetrator of responsibility. Instead, in the event of a fatal accident, the defendant is responsible for compensating the victim's family. You'll need the help of a Mount Olive personal injury lawyer who has experience representing wrongful death victims.
Mount Olive Wrongful Death Lawyers
After the death of a loved one, filing a lawsuit is probably the last thing on your mind. You are not, however, obligated to pursue a claim on your own. No amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one, and Germany Law Firm PLLC understands this. After a loved one is killed in a car accident, our Mount Olive car accident lawyers will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Call (601) 487-0555 today to speak with a Mount Olive wrongful death lawyer about your case. We will fight to hold those accountable who are responsible for a fatal accident.
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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.