Aberdeen, MS (April 30, 2023) – A bus driver identified as Mary Louise Carothers McMillan, 64, of Prairie, lost her life in a fatal traffic crash with a semi-truck in Aberdeen. As previously reported, the crash occurred on April 13 in Aberdeen, Monroe County.
A school bus driven by McMillian, an employee of the Aberdeen School District, collided with a semi-truck on Highway 45 near Lake Lily Road. McMillian sustained life-threatening injuries in the crash.
According to information from the Monroe County Coroner, despite fighting for her life for weeks in the hospital, McMillian ended up succumbing to her injuries and passing away.
Authorities in Aberdeen continue to investigate the circumstances of the collision. No further information has been reported at this time.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Mississippi Truck Accidents
Semi-truck accidents are often more severe than other types of traffic accidents. This is true for a variety of different reasons. First, semi-trucks are often much heavier and larger than passenger vehicles, resulting in increased force and momentum when a traffic accident occurs. This may result in severe damage to other vehicles and passengers who become involved in the accident.
Additionally, due to their massive weight and size, semi-trucks often require much longer distances to come to a complete stop than smaller passenger cars. This means that, in order to avoid a crash, a truck driver may not have enough time to stop, even if they are reacting as quickly and attentively as possible. The cargo being transported by a semi-truck may also increase the severity of an accident if it occurs. If the cargo is dangerous or flammable, it may greatly increase the risk of explosion or fire in the event of a collision.
Lastly, 18-wheelers are much less maneuverable than passenger vehicles, increasing the difficulty in avoiding a crash scene or adjusting to sudden changes in traffic. These factors can increase the severity of semi-truck collisions and make them much more dangerous than other types of collisions. Drivers and trucking companies alike must take several steps to prevent these crashes from occurring and in order to prioritize safety on the road.
Many different factors may contribute to a semi-truck collision, including driver negligence, road conditions, improperly loaded cargo, and equipment failure. Unfortunately, driver negligence is the main reason that auto accidents, including semi-truck accidents, happen in the United States.
When you or someone you love sustains injuries in a traffic accident involving a semi-truck, you may be going through a very difficult time. Sadly, fatalities often result from semi-truck collisions. When you lose a loved one in a negligently caused accident, you deserve to be compensated for the damages you endured related to their accident.
A wrongful death lawyer in Aberdeen from the law office of Mama Justice can help you collect compensation for damages such as:
- Medical bills
- Funeral costs
- Burial expenses
- Lost wages
- Emotional turmoil
Depending on the nature of your loved one’s accident and the extent to which it has affected your life, you may be eligible for compensation for a long list of damages. Contact a wrongful death lawyer as soon as you can to learn more about your ability to recover with our help. You can reach our law office by calling (888) 484-1476 for more information on your available options.
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Disclaimer: We at MW Law Firm – Mama Justice, have worked hard to become valued members of the Northern Mississippi business community. We write these posts to bring awareness to the dangers of driving in hopes that our fellow community members will use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle. The information in this post is not intended to be medical or legal advice. The photographs used in this post are not taken at the actual accident scene.