Gautier, MS – Driver Killed & One Hurt in Tractor-Trailer Crash off I-10 BridgeMississippi Legal News
Gautier, MS (June 9, 2020) – A tractor-trailer operator was killed in a crash after his truck went off the side of the I-10 bridge over the Pascagoula River. The fatal accident happened at around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning, June 9th, in the town of Gautier.
According to officials, the driver was attempting to avoid another accident when the truck and trailer separated, causing each to go in opposite directions. The truck, occupied by the driver and a sleeping passenger, crashed through a concrete wall and plummeted into the river.
Emergency crews arrived at the scene and were only able to rescue the passenger who suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The driver was later located deceased by dive teams with the Department of Marine Resources. No identities have been released and the cause of the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Trucking Accidents in Mississippi
More than 3,400 people died in collisions involving large commercial tractor-trailers in 2010, alone. Trucking accidents in Mississippi, like anywhere else around the country, tend to be among the most severe kinds of crashes due to the immense size and power or such vehicles. Regardless of the magnitude of suffering, it is imperative for all victims and their families to know that they have rights when their losses have been caused by a negligent party or other entity such as an employer or manufacturer.
Our dependable Mississippi truck accident attorneys at Germany Law Firm, PLLC are highly aware of the unjust pain and suffering inflicted by irresponsible parties every single day. We steadfastly believe that those who have recklessly caused the injuries or deaths of other people should be held fully responsible for their negligence, and we are prepared to fight for the compensation you deserve. If you have been the victim of a truck accident in Mississippi by no fault of your own, contact a Mississippi accident attorney at (601) 487-0555 for more information today.
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