Laurel, MS (December 8, 2022) – A driver was critically injured while another person suffered moderate injuries in a collision that happened in Laurel on Monday afternoon, December 5. Shortly after 12:00 p.m., Hebron, Boggy, and Calhoun volunteer fire departments responded to the scene of a two-car crash involving an 18-wheel log truck and a GMC pickup truck.
The incident was reported at the intersection of US 84 and Mississippi 29. Witness reports reveal the GMC was leaving the on-ramp to go south on 29 while the 18-wheeler was headed north on 29 at the same time.
The driver of the GMC sustained serious injuries after they were ejected from the truck. The driver of the 18-wheeler declined transportation to the emergency room from the scene, but did sustain injuries.
The Jones County Sheriff Department, Mississippi Highway Patrol, and Emserv Ambulance Service were all present at the scene. Authorities in Laurel are still working to determine the reason the accident occurred.
We hope for the full recovery of the injured victims.
Mississippi Truck Accidents
A car crash can be one of the most traumatic experiences in an individual’s lifetime. When commercial trucks are involved, the crash can be much more catastrophic. Commercial trucks are much larger than average-sized passenger vehicles and pose a threat to anyone who becomes involved in an auto accident. Additionally, semi-truck drivers are often under a lot of strain and pressure to get to their destinations on time, which can cause them to speed, drive while fatigued, and even be intoxicated.
The actions of a negligent driver can result in irreparable damage to multiple innocent victims. Injured crash victims may be faced with weeks, months, years, or even a lifetime of physical drawbacks and costly medical care. To make matters worse, victims must then negotiate with insurance companies who are not concerned with their best interests and only worried about making money.
The attorneys at Mama Justice confidently fight for the rights of our clients who have been injured in car crashes caused by negligence. Our skilled and experienced Laural car crash lawyers are fully committed to aggressively advocating for full and fair compensation for injured accident victims.
Auto collisions can happen under innumerable circumstances. Poor weather, driver error, negligence, and vehicle problems are some common reasons car wrecks may happen. These incidents can result in various types of accidents, including:
- Head-on crashes: Some of the most traumatic accidents, head-on collisions happen when the front end of a vehicle collides with the front-end of another vehicle. The injuries sustained in head-on accidents are often severe and even debilitating or fatal.
- Sideswiping: This kind of collision happens when one driver attempts to occult an already occupied lane of traffic and swipes up against the side of another vehicle. Life-threatening rollovers can result from sideswipes.
- T-bone accidents: When one vehicle is struck from the side by another vehicle, it is called a t-bone crash.
- Rear-end collisions: Some of the most common types of accidents, rear-end crashes generally happen when one vehicle runs into the rear-end of another. When vehicles follow one another too closely, these types of wrecks often take place.
The truck crash lawyers in Laurel from Mama Justice have decades of experience helping injured accident victims get the justice and compensation they deserve after being hurt by the actions of negligent drivers. Call our law office at (888) 484-1476 to figure out how you can move forward from the aftermath of your wreck.
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