Okolona, MS (April 2, 2021) – Around 2 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, April 1, a tractor-trailer accident took place on a highway in Okolona.
According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the collision happened on U.S. Highway 45 Alternate. A tractor-trailer pulling a mobile home was traveling in the area and suddenly struck the back of two vehicles that belonged to the Mississippi Department of Transportation.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene. Both MDOT workers, identified as 61-year-old Stanley Johnson and 48-year-old Jonathan Wilcox, were taken to local hospitals for treatment of their injuries.
The drivers were headed to their job of patching potholes.
The roadway was blocked in several lanes until police cleared the scene.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Truck Accidents in Mississippi
Tractor-trailer collisions have been happening more often than ever before throughout the state of Mississippi. Hundreds of thousands of people are injured in these accidents within the state every single year. In one recent year, it was determined that approximately 90% of truck accidents took place due to reasons of driver error. This means that these accidents can be prevented. If you have suffered losses as a result of a truck accident, you have a variety of options moving forward and should seek the help of an accident attorney.
The aftermath of a Mississippi truck accident can have a huge and adverse impact on every aspect of your life. As you work on your physical recovery, you may wonder how you will ever afford to keep up with the bills that pile up against you. Many parties could be to blame for a truck accident including truck drivers, trucking companies, manufacturers, cargo loaders, and more. If you have been hurt in a truck accident that was caused by another party, you have options. It is crucial that you seek the help of a Mississippi personal injury attorney who has your best interests in mind.
At MW Law Firm – Mama Justice, our accident attorneys are here to help you after you have been hurt in a collision that is not your fault. We understand how overwhelming an accident can be and offer our resources to you in your time of need. An accident can impact your life on physical, emotional, and financial levels. We are here for you every step of the way. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Mississippi at (662) 262-6264 for more information on how we can assist you.
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