Tupelo, MS (June 21, 2022) - A bicyclist was killed following a hit-and-run accident in the Tupelo region on Saturday, June 18.
Local reports revealed that a 58-year-old driving an SUV was driving on the road as a man was riding or pushing a bike. The driver hit the man on the road and continued driving. The at-fault motorist later turned himself over to authorities and was taken into custody.
The injured rider suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. No additional information has been revealed at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly bicycle accident 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
There is practically no protection when riding a bicycle in Mississippi. In the United States, 843 bicyclists were killed in car incidents in 2019. Despite the fact that overall bicycle mortality rates have declined, the number of cyclists killed has grown by more than 36% since 2010. The majority of serious injuries that occur as a consequence of bicycle accidents are caused by head trauma.
The untimely death of a family member is a tragic event. It's much worse when it's because of someone else's carelessness. Victims are frequently left wondering how to go on with their life while simultaneously coping with the additional expenditures that come with a traumatic event. By pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit against the person who caused your loved one's death, you may be able to recover funeral and burial expenses. Because wrongful death cases are tough to prosecute, you need to choose a Mississippi wrongful death lawyer with experience.
When a loved one is murdered in a vehicle accident, you should immediately call a Tupelo wrongful death lawyer to discuss your legal options and ensure that your lawyer has the appropriate experience. The Germany Law Firm PLLC recognizes that no amount of money will compensate for the loss of a loved one, but we also recognize how quickly expenses may rise after a wrongful death.
If a loved one has just perished in a tragic accident, please call us at (601) 487-0555 to see how we may help.
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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.