Lyon, MS (June 5, 2021) – At 7:39 a.m. on Tuesday morning, a tractor accident took place on a major roadway in Lyon.
According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the accident took place in the northbound lanes of US-61 just south of Clarksdale. Police confirmed that 55-year-old Henry Coats was traveling north on the roadway on his John Deere tractor while 50-year-old William Rooker was traveling north in a Coahoma County Sheriff’s Department pickup truck. Rooker collided with the rear of the tractor.
The impact of the accident was so forceful that the tractor spun around in the roadway. The pickup truck also received severe passenger side damages.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene. Both Coats and Rooker received injuries and were hospitalized as a result.
The roadway was blocked in the area 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.
Tractor Accidents in Mississippi
Tractors are not typically driven on major roadways, which is why these accidents do not happen as commonly as other crashes throughout the state of Mississippi. However, because tractors offer little to no protection to drivers, these accidents are more likely to lead to catastrophic damages. Being injured in a tractor-related crash can impact a person’s life in many ways, especially if they have suffered from life-altering injuries. A victim should always be prepared to seek the help of an attorney during these traumatic times.
Nobody is ever fully prepared to face the aftermath of an accident on their own, especially when a tractor-related crash happens so unexpectedly. Being injured in one of these accidents can leave you feeling both helpless and alone as you attempt to get back on your feet on both physical and financial levels. If you have been hurt in a collision, you have many options available for you. It is crucial that you speak with a Mississippi personal injury attorney in your time of need.
Our Mississippi accident attorneys at MW Law Firm – Mama Justice have diligently assisted those injured in car accidents over the years. We understand how devastating these accidents can be and offer our help and resources in your time of need. If you believe that another party is to blame for your accident, you have a variety of options available for you. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Mississippi to find out how we can help you at (662) 262-6264.
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