Bicycle Accident Brings Criminal Charges

Bicycling has become a huge recreational activity around the State. Bike trails criss cross the Jackson metro area and many folks bike on highways such as the Natchez Trace. But bikers need to remain vigilant to vehicles on the road.

An ex-convict is charged with manslaughter in the death of a cyclist earlier this year on the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Wendell G. Blount, 58, is suspected of being high on morphine when he allegedly hit Dutch tourist Esther Hageman, 51, on April 22 while traveling in an SUV. He is being held at the Lafayette County Detention Center without bond pending a hearing today .

Hageman was killed in Chickasaw County while on a cycling tour of the South. She had worked as a journalist in The Netherlands since 1981.

Charles R. “Chuck” Mullins handles accident cases in Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi and all over the state. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident, please call Chuck.

Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.

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