Jackson, MS (August 18, 2020) – Yesterday morning, August 17, a box truck accident with injuries took place on a highway in Jackson, Mississippi.
According to authorities, the collision happened around 11:15 a.m. when a maroon passenger vehicle traveling on US-49 was rear-ended by a box truck.
The vehicle burst into flames as a result of the collision. By the time fire crews were able to put out the fire, the back of the vehicle was completely burned.
The driver of the passenger vehicle, who has not yet been identified, was the only person injured as a result of the accident. They were taken to the hospital for treatment but they are expected to recover.
Traffic was impacted in the area for an extended period of time due to the fact that power lines fell on the road.
No further details have been provided but the investigation continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Truck Accidents in Mississippi
Truck accidents are not as common as other accidents on our roads due to the fact that truck drivers are highly skilled at their jobs and take them seriously. Approximately 90% of accidents involving commercial trucks are due to human error, which means that accidents typically occur due to the negligence of drivers. Truck accidents most commonly occur due to reasons like distracted driving, speeding, and drowsy driving among many other related reasons. The unfortunate truth is that many of these accidents are completely preventable when drivers take precautions on our roadways. If you have been injured in a truck accident that you believe was not your fault, it is essential that you have options moving forward.
Truck accidents are so different from any other types of accidents on our roadways, which is why it is important that you have a skilled attorney on your side during these complex times. On top of the types of evidence that you may have to collect following one of these accidents, there are also many people who could be responsible for these accidents. Some of the most common parties are truck drivers, trucking companies, manufacturers, cargo loaders, and more. If you have suffered losses due to a truck accident, it is essential that you seek the immediate help of a Mississippi truck accident attorney so that you can get started on your claim.
Our personal injury attorneys at MW Law Firm – Mama Justice are fully committed to the claims of victims injured in many different types of accidents, including truck accident claims. We understand that these types of cases can be incredibly overwhelming and life-altering for those involved. Our attorneys have years of experience handling truck accident claims and will help you work toward the compensation you deserve in your time of need. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Mississippi at (662) 262-6264 to find out how we can assist you in your time of need.
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