Falkner, MS – Crash Involving Truck and Backhoe on Old Hwy 72Mississippi Legal News
Falkner, MS (September 12, 2019) – In Benton County this afternoon, first responders were dispatched to the scene of a crash involving an 18-wheeler and a backhoe on Old Highway 72.
The accident, according to authorities, sent both drivers to local hospitals for treatment of injuries. The Mississippi Highway Patrol claims that the 18-wheeler struck the backhoe and proceeded to flip over on the side of the road.
The driver of the backhoe received serious injuries and was flown to a hospital in Memphis, while the driver of the truck was taken to another hospital by ambulance.
Police are unsure of what led up to the accident but it remains under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are extended to the injured victims involved in this accident with hopes of full recoveries.
Truck Accidents in Mississippi
Semi-truck accidents can be devastating, leading to both catastrophic and fatal results each year. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, driver error occurred in 38% of the cases involving truck accident fatalities. When a victim is injured in a Mississippi truck accident, they might not realize how essential it is to contact an attorney to move forward. You may be entitled to damages to cover aspects like lost wages, medical bills, and more resulting from your accident.
At Germany Law Firm, PLLC, our attorneys continue to work diligently to ensure victims and their families are able to hold at-fault parties accountable for their actions. For roughly 37 years, our attorneys have helped thousands of victims get the justice they deserve after a life-altering accident. Contact our law firm today at (601) 487-0555 to see what legal options are available at this time.
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