Laurel, MS – Driver Injured in Trucking Accident on US-84 near Sportsplex
Laurel, MS (April 30, 2021) – A collision in the Laurel area involving an 18-wheeler left one driver injured on Thursday, April 29.
A pickup truck reportedly collided with a semi-truck that night at around 8:46 a.m. Multiple emergency response crews were dispatched to the scene located on US-84 EB near the Sportsplex. When officials arrived, the commercial vehicle and the pickup were blocking the eastbound lanes, and lumber was sprinkled over the road.
Initial reports revealed that the driver of the pickup was traveling east on the highway when it collided head-on with the 18-wheeler. The pickup overturned onto its side, and the semi-truck lost its cargo on the road. The driver of the pickup truck was taken to the emergency room by Emserv Ambulance Service.
An ongoing investigation into the incident is being handled by local authorities.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
18-Wheeler Crashes in Mississippi
Large commercial vehicles are a source of anxiety for many roadway travelers in Mississippi. Statistics show that nearly 90% of trucking accidents are attributable to human error. There were 4,119 reported trucking fatalities in the United States in 2019, and nearly 67% of these deaths involved the occupants of passenger cars. The number of injuries resulting from truck accidents rose by nearly 7% in 2019.
Accidents involving large trucks are much different than typical vehicle collisions. They involve multiple parties and the resulting injuries can be life-changing for victims. These large commercial vehicles are massive and capable of inflicting devastating injuries and other damages in the event of a trucking accident in Mississippi, especially for those traveling in smaller passenger cars. Not only that, but you are dealing with a trucking company that may have acted recklessly, contributing to your accident, and these large companies often have experienced legal teams fighting to make sure that they pay as little as possible.
The team of Mississippi semi-truck crash attorneys at Germany Law Firm PLLC is prepared to take the fight to truckers and large trucking companies when their negligence has resulted in an accident. We have the resources to go up against the at-fault truck driver and the company’s insurance provider to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve after a catastrophic accident. Contact our offices today at (601) 487-0555 to discuss your case. Our legal team will fight to make sure that you recover full and fair compensation after being injured in a Mississippi 18-wheeler collision.
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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.