Nettleton, MS (September 16, 2020) – Around 8:39 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15, a man was killed in a fatal motorcycle crash on a highway in Nettleton.
According to Monroe County officials, the accident took place on US-278 around the area of Buchanan Road when a motorcycle and a pickup truck collided. The motorcycle, identified as a Harley Davidson, was being operated by 45-year-old Mark Rakestraw. He was traveling north on his motorcycle when he collided with a pickup truck for reasons that are not yet known.
Rakestraw was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The driver of the pickup truck was not injured and remained at the scene to cooperate with the police.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for an extended period of time.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol continues its investigation into the collision.
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 catastrophic accidents that occur on our roads. These accidents are also on the rise throughout the state of Mississippi. In 2006, it was reported that there were approximately 4,810 motorcycle fatalities in the U.S., with many more people suffering from injuries. These accidents are known for being some of the most horrific due to the fact that motorcyclists have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. Losing somebody you love in one of these collisions might be one of the most challenging things that you have ever faced. Luckily, you have options as you move forward.
Motorcyclists are more likely to lose their lives on our roads than many other parties who share the roadways. In the blink of an eye, a motorcycle accident could easily lead to a fatality. This is especially true when other drivers do not pay close attention to the roads before them. It is never easy for families to face the loss of a loved one caused by a fatal accident. As you and your family grieve your losses, you may wonder where you can turn in your desperate time of need. You have the right to work toward justice and compensation for a wide array of aspects. It is important that you speak with a wrongful death attorney who has experience dealing with Mississippi motorcycle accident cases.
At MW Law Firm – Mama Justice, our accident attorneys are here to assist you if you have sustained severe harm in an accident caused by another party. We understand how devastating it can be to receive a call that a loved one has been taken from you due to an accident that was not their fault. We will help you work toward compensation that can cover a wide array of aspects including medical expenses your loved one has incurred, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and so much more. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Mississippi to find out how we can assist you at (662) 262-6264 to find out how we can help you in your time of need.
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