On Tuesday morning, a logging truck flipped on MS 12 at I-55 in Homes County. According to WJTV News Channel 12, the crash happened just before 10:00 a.m. This two-vehicle crash sent one person to the hospital. Initial reports indicate that a Toyota Sequoia was headed west on MS 12, when it attempted to make a left turn in a center median to turn back east. The logging truck was also headed westbound at the time, and for currently unknown reasons, it collided with the Toyota.
Injured Driver Airlifted
The driver lost control of the log-hauling truck, and it overturned on the roadway. Logs were spilled all over the highway, and the driver of the big rig had to be airlifted to a hospital. No other injuries were immediately reported. The roadway had to be closed for hours as crews and investigators worked the scene. Officials with the Mississippi Highway Patrol are still investigating this collision.
Accidents Involving Big Rigs
In many cases, drivers and passenger occupants of smaller vehicles are injured in accidents involving semi trucks and tractor trailers. This crash is somewhat unique in that the driver of the large truck was seriously injured and no injuries were initially reported from the driver and passengers in the smaller vehicle. Since semi trucks are so much larger and heavier than traditional passenger occupant vehicles, they can inflict a lot of damage onto smaller automobiles. Since the semi truck overturned and spilled its cargo, it’s not difficult to understand how the driver was so seriously injured.
After Any Kind of Automobile Accident
Whether you’re a truck driver or the driver or passenger in a light automobile or truck who has been injured, it’s a good idea to speak with a skilled personal injury attorney after an accident. An attorney can be your advocate during a difficult time. Your case may seem straight forward and simple, but insurance companies can be difficult to deal with. There’s no word on the driver’s current condition or the extent of the injuries. The team at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC wishes the driver a full and speedy recovery.
The attorneys at Coxwell & Associates have helped numerous people in serious, catastrophic injury cases arising out of tractor trailer or automobile accidents. Serious injury cases are different from minor injury cases. The attorney must be very careful to pull together all of the client’s life-time injuries for the jury to see so that the client receives a reasonable award for their harms and losses. If you have a serious injury call the attorneys at Coxwell & Associates immediately.
Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.