Columbus, MS (May 17, 2022) - A driver suffered serious injuries after being involved in a collision with a semi-truck in Columbus on Tuesday morning, May 17. The crash was reported at the intersection of Highway 45 and 18th Avenue.
A motorist was reportedly leaving the parking lot of Kroger when they were hit by an oncoming tractor-trailer. The driver was severely injured and taken to a local hospital for treatment. The victim was reportedly conscious and responsive at the scene.
The accident is believed to have been caused by malfunctioning traffic lights near the intersection. The identity of the injured party has not been revealed at this time.
Local authorities are handling the investigation into the cause of the crash.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Semi-Truck Accidents in Mississippi
In Mississippi, there were 1,443 18-wheeler incidents in 2021. These accidents contributed to a total of 597 fatalities overall. Over 1,580 cars were involved in the collision, and 62 of these crashes were the result of heavy trucks and buses. In terms of severe injuries, 771 incidents throughout the state resulted in catastrophic injuries in 2021.
If you are caught in a Mississippi trucking collision while traveling on our state's roadways, your life might be forever changed since crashes involving big tractor-trailers can result in unimaginable devastation and injuries. Because the trucking sector is subject to rigorous federal and state rules and involves complicated litigation concerns, crashes involving tractor-trailers pose particular risks and need skilled legal counsel.
When truckers and huge trucking corporations cause an accident, Germany Law Firm PLLC's team of lawyers is ready to fight back. We have the ability to go up against the negligent trucker and their company's insurance provider after a tragic accident to ensure you obtain the compensation you deserve. When confronted with a huge trucking corporation, our legal team battles to safeguard harmed parties' legal rights.
Call our offices immediately at (601) 487-0555 to discuss your situation. Our Columbus trucking accident attorneys will focus on ensuring that you obtain full and fair payment after being hurt in an 18-wheeler accident.
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Disclaimer: At Germany Law Firm, PLLC, we provide the information found in these accident reports as a resource for families who have been in similar situations and to raise awareness about the dangers of driving. We would also like to honor the victims who have been injured or lost their life as a result of a Mississippi accident and hope that the information reported will help prevent future accidents. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.