Hattiesburg, MS (November 28, 2021) - The driver of an SUV died during a collision with a tractor-trailer on Saturday, November 27th in the northbound lanes of US-49.
According to an official from the Hattiesburg Police Department, emergency personnel responded to reports of a two-vehicle accident in the 7000th block of US-49 at about 11:15 p.m.
The adult male driver died at the scene. The identity of the victim is being withheld pending family notification.
Two other people in the SUV were transported by paramedics to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The cause of this accident is 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 victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Tractor-Trailer Accidents in Mississippi
Although any vehicle collision has the potential to be life-threatening, collisions involving oversized commercial trucks are especially so. Tractor-trailers typically weigh more than 80,000 pounds, and just their massive size is enough to make them particularly dangerous.
These oversized trucks are also challenging to navigate and some of them transport hazardous materials. This is why truck operators and their parent companies have to be very careful. If the operator or company is even the tiniest bit negligent it could cause a severe or even fatal accident.
Along with the inescapable hazards of driving and the usual hazards of the open road, combined with the overall challenge of operating a tractor-trailer, there are specific practices in the field of commercial trucking that could speed up the frequency with which these accidents occur.
For instance, trucking companies regularly stress the importance of a speedy delivery over a safe one. This results in truck operators developing dangerous driving habits in order to cover the distance needed every day to meet their delivery deadlines.
Hattiesburg Truck Accident Lawyers
After almost four decades of legal practice, our skilled Hattiesburg personal injury attorneys have extensive experience in dealing with just about every type of injury-causing accident and know exactly what it takes to see a profitable outcome to your personal injury case. Our firm’s attorneys have worked tirelessly to achieve and maintain their outstanding performance histories, impressive case win/loss ratios, and distinguished reputations.
If you have recently suffered an injury that was caused by the negligence or carelessness of another driver, then we firmly encourage you to let a qualified Hattiesburg personal injury attorney from Germany Law Firm, PLLC review and evaluate your personal injury claim.
Contact a Mississippi truck accident lawyer at (601) 487-0555 and schedule an appointment for a free assessment of your accident claim. A thorough review of your case will allow us to advise you on the best course of legal action for your situation that will result in a successful outcome to your claim.
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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.