Ripley, MS (October 1, 2020) – Around 6 a.m. on Thursday, October 1, a man was killed in a fatal motorcycle crash in Ripley.
According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the motorcyclist was traveling east on MS-4 when an 18-wheeler started to make a left turn onto the highway and he was unable to stop in time. The motorcycle and the 18-wheeler forcefully collided with each other, causing an array of severe damages.
The driver of the motorcycle was identified as 41-year-old Shane Barnes, who was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident as a result of severe trauma. The driver of the truck was not injured.
The roadway was closed down in several lanes of traffic as police worked to clear the scene.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the circumstances of the collision 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 known for being some of the most catastrophic accidents on our roads. In 2006, it was reported that approximately 4,810 people were killed in fatal motorcycle accidents across the U.S. Mississippi is no stranger to motorcycle accidents, which is why families should always have a legal advocate by their side. Losing a loved one can have a devastating and long-lasting effect on your life. Speaking with an attorney can ensure that your rights are being protected in your time of need.
Motorcyclists are most likely to lose their lives in accidents more than many other parties due to the fact that they have few protections from harm. Because drivers are not always paying close attention to the roads around them, a serious motorcycle-related collision could take place in the blink of an eye. Family members who have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident should be prepared to face a variety of bills as they are grieving the loss of a loved one. If you have suffered losses in a Mississippi motorcycle accident, you should always have an attorney by your side to help you with your wrongful death claim.
At MW Law Firm – Mama Justice, our accident attorneys will aggressively fight to protect your rights after you have lost a loved one in an accident. We understand that it can be difficult to move forward after a motorcycle accident has altered your life. Our attorneys will ensure that you receive compensation to cover a wide array of aspects including medical bills your loved one incurred, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and so much more. Please contact an accident attorney in Mississippi at (662) 262-6264 to find out how we can assist you.
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