Calhoun, MS – Critical Injuries After Truck Accident on Hwy 84

Calhoun, MS – Critical Injuries After Truck Accident on Hwy 84

Calhoun, MS (December 30, 2020) – A head-on crash involving a tractor-trailer and a car in the area of the State Route 29 overpass in the westbound lanes of U.S. Highway 84 in Calhoun on Tuesday, December 29th.

According to an official from the Jones County Fire Council, units from Hebron, Pleasant Ridge, and Calhoun fire departments all responded to the scene of the accident at about 8:30 p.m. when an eastbound tractor-trailer collided with a Hyundai Santa Fe.

Eyewitnesses stated that the Santa Fe was driving along State Route 29 heading along the ramp toward Highway 84, and entered 84′s eastbound lanes going west, where it collided with the tractor-trailer. 

Both vehicles suffered extensive damage. The female passenger in the Santa Fe had to be extricated by firefighters on the scene. She was then transported by ambulance to a trauma center in critical condition.

The driver of the tractor-trailer sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol, Jones County Sheriff’s Office, and the Jones County Emergency Management Agency all reported to the scene. This accident is still under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.  

Tractor-Trailer Accidents in Calhoun

Calhoun, MS - Critical Injuries After Truck Accident on Hwy 84

While any auto accident has the capacity to be fatal, those that involve oversized commercial trucks are some of the most dangerous. Tractor-trailers generally weigh over 80,000 pounds but their excessive size is just one of the things that make them so dangerous. Tractor-trailers are also difficult to steer and many of them carry hazardous materials. In addition to this, these trucks require extra braking distance and have enormous blind spots, all of which add to just how hazardous an accident with one can be.

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