Oxford, MS – Malori Smith Injured in Semi-Truck Crash on MS-7Mississippi Legal News
Oxford, MS (November 3, 2020) – A Banner woman suffered injuries after being involved in a collision with an 18-wheeler in the Oxford area on Sunday, November 1.
The crash reportedly occurred on MS-7 near the Highway 7/9 interchange. Local law enforcement officials were called to the scene of the accident at around 12:17 p.m. that afternoon. According to local authorities, two vehicles were reportedly involved in the crash, a 2017 Freightliner and a 2006 Saturn Ion.
The Freightliner was traveling southbound on MS-7 at the time of the crash. The driver of the Scion, 22-year-old Malori E. Smith of Banner, Mississippi, was attempting to make a left turn into a private driveway and collided with the commercial truck. Smith sustained serious injuries and was flown to Region One Hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries.
The truck driver, 35-year-old James E. Morrison of Lafayette, Louisiana, was uninjured in the crash. An ongoing investigation into the accident is underway.
Our thoughts are with Malori E. Smith and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
18-Wheeler Accidents in Mississippi
Semi-trucks are capable of inflicting catastrophic injuries in the event of a crash. Nearly 90% of trucking accidents are caused by human error. These massive vehicles require 20 to 40 times further distance to come to a complete stop. A total of 4,136 people were killed in trucking collisions nationwide in 2018. Nearly 67% of fatal 18-wheeler crashes that year involved the occupants of passenger vehicles.
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.