Laurel, MS (December 30, 2020) – On Tuesday evening, December 29, a woman was critically injured in a truck accident in Laurel.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol confirmed that the accident took place on US-84 around the area of the Mississippi 29 overpass. The accident took place when a woman in a Hyundai was driving along when her vehicle and an 18-wheeler collided head-on with one another. Both vehicles were badly damaged.
Police confirmed that the woman in the Hyundai, identified as 67-year-old Marilyn Cantrell, was transported to Forrest General Hospital with critical injuries. She remains in intensive care to this day. The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
The roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Truck Accidents in Mississippi
Truck accidents are some of the most horrific accidents on our roads due to the fact that trucks are the largest vehicles within Mississippi. In one recent year, it was determined that approximately 90% of truck accidents took place due to human error. Because truck drivers spend a long time on our roads, they are more likely to become distracted or even fall asleep at the wheel. Being injured in a truck accident can be a life-altering event, which is why you should always have an attorney by your side.
Truck drivers are some of the safest drivers on our roads but these accidents still continue to happen every year in the state of Mississippi. Many different parties could be to blame for truck accidents including truck drivers, trucking companies, manufacturers, and more. If you have been hurt in a Mississippi truck accident, you have a variety of options moving forward and should seek the help of a skilled accident attorney. See our proven track record of success representing those injured in Mississippi truck accidents at www.mamajustice.com/.
At MW Law Firm – Mama Justice, our dedicated accident attorneys have diligently assisted those injured in Mississippi truck accidents throughout the years. We understand how traumatic a collision can be and offer our help to you when you need it the most. Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation to cover a wide array of aspects such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and so much more. If you have been hurt and you are unsure about where you can turn, please contact an accident attorney in Mississippi at (662) 262-6264 for more information.
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