Oxford, MS (November 2, 2020) – Around 12:17 p.m. on Sunday, November 1, a woman was injured in a truck accident on a highway in Oxford.
According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when 35-year-old Jared Morrison was driving his Freightliner truck headed south on MS-7 when 22-year-old Malori Smith tried to make a left turn in her Saturn Ion into a driveway. The two vehicles forcefully collided with each other.
Smith was the only person injured in the accident. She was flown to a hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the truck remained at the scene but was not injured.
The truck overturned, which led to immense damages to the vehicles involved. The roadway was closed for some time as a result. Traffic was rerouted in the area for an extended period of time.
The investigation into the circumstances of the crash continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Truck Accidents in Mississippi
Trucks are some of the largest vehicles that roam our roads, which is why these accidents are known for being some of the most horrific accidents in Mississippi. Statistics have shown that approximately 90% of truck accidents in the state of Mississippi took place due to human error. These accidents tend to lead to some of the most horrific injuries including TBIs, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and more. If you have suffered injuries as a result of a truck accident and believe that another party is to blame, you should have the help of an experienced attorney moving forward.
Truck drivers are heralded as some of the safest drivers on our roads. Truck drivers and companies alike are expected to abide by the rules of the road so that these accidents can be prevented on our roads. However, this does not mean that all truck accidents will be avoided. In fact, many will commonly occur due to reasons like distracted driving, drunk driving, drowsy driving, and more. If you have suffered from injuries and wonder where you should turn, it is important that you speak with a Mississippi truck accident attorney about your personal injury claim.
At MW Law Firm – Mama Justice, our accident attorneys are here to help you protect your rights after an accident that is not your fault. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling after a collision and will stand by your side as you work toward justice and compensation. Truck accidents are known for being inherently complex, which means that you may be left feeling confused as you work toward compensation and navigate the legal process. We are here for you every step of the way. Please do not hesitate to contact a Mississippi accident attorney at (662) 262-6264 for more information on your options moving forward.
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