Ocean Springs, MS (November 25, 2020) – On Tuesday, November 24, a man was killed in a motorcycle crash in Ocean Springs due to a drunk driver.
Officials have confirmed that the accident occurred on the Biloxi Bay Bridge when a passenger vehicle collided with a motorcycle in the eastbound lanes of traffic. The accident led to extensive damages to the motorcycle.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene of the accident. The victim, identified as the rider of the motorcycle, was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision. He has since been identified as 30-year-old William Gryder V.
Police have also confirmed that the driver of the passenger vehicle that struck the motorcycle, identified as 36-year-old Michael Blaise Leggett, was arrested for his role in the accident. He is facing a charge of aggravated DUI causing death.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Motorcycle Accidents in Mississippi
Motorcycle accidents are some of the most severe accidents on our roads due to the fact that motorcyclists have few protections from harm against other vehicles. In 2006, approximately 4,810 people were killed in motorcycle accidents and many others were hospitalized as a result of these life-altering and preventable accidents. Motorcyclists are more likely to lose their lives in accidents than many other parties, which is why drivers are urged to use special precautions around these parties at all times.
Many serious motorcycle accidents occur when drivers are not as focused on the roads around them as they could be. In the blink of an eye, your life could be turned upside-down if you have lost someone that you love in a Mississippi motorcycle accident. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you may be concerned about how you will afford to pay for the bills that pile up against you. You should have the dedicated help of a Mississippi wrongful death attorney by your side.
At MW Law Firm – Mama Justice, our accident attorneys have diligently assisted those who have lost loved ones in motorcycle accidents. We understand how traumatic these collisions can be for families who never expect to have a loved one taken from them in an accident. You have many options and should never have to stand alone in your dire time of need. If you have suffered losses due to an accident and you are unsure about where you can turn, please do not hesitate to contact a Mississippi wrongful death attorney at (662) 262-6264 for more information.
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Disclaimer: We, at MW Law Firm - Mama Justice, have worked hard to become valued members of the Northern Mississippi business community. We write these posts to bring awareness to the dangers of driving in hopes that our fellow community members will use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle. The information in this post is not intended to be medical or legal advice. The photographs pictures used in this post are not taken at the actual accident scene.