Columbus, MS – Driver Injured in Serious Semi-Truck Crash at Hwy 45 & 18th Ave

Columbus, MS (May 20, 2022) – A driver was injured in a serious truck accident that took place at an intersection in Columbus on Tuesday morning, May 17. 

According to local officials, the accident happened at the intersection of Highway 45 and 18th Avenue. One driver was attempting to leave the Kroger parking lot when their vehicle was suddenly struck by a tractor-trailer that did not see them in time. The sedan sustained severe damages as a result of the collision.

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were immediately dispatched to the scene. The driver of the sedan, who has not yet been identified, was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Police confirmed that they were conscious at the scene before being taken to the hospital. 

The roadway was blocked in the area of the intersection for some time. Police believe that the traffic lights at the intersection may have been malfunctioning at the time of the accident. 

Local authorities continue their investigation into the circumstances of the accident. 

Our thoughts go out to the driver who was injured in this accident with hopes of a full recovery. 

Truck Accidents in Mississippi


In 2021, it was estimated that 1,443 truck accidents took place throughout the entire state of Mississippi. Approximately 597 people were killed in these accidents and 771 people were seriously injured as a result of truck accidents in Mississippi alone. You always expect truck drivers to use care on our roads so that severe accidents can be prevented. However, a truck crash could still occur in the blink of an eye and lead to severe damages and injuries when careless acts take place. If you have sustained injuries in a truck accident, you should speak with an attorney who has handled these claims in the past. 

Speaking with a Columbus truck accident attorney can put you in the best position possible after you have been hurt in a truck accident caused by another party. You have every right to fight back when you believe that you are being treated unfairly by the insurance company or feel alone when it comes to the circumstances of your claim. The pain and suffering that is caused by a large truck accident can be unimaginable and something that you cannot face on your own. This is why you should always have the help of a dedicated Columbus personal injury lawyer on your side after an accident. 

Our attorneys at MW Law Firm – Mama Justice are here to help you protect your rights after a Mississippi truck accident. We have the ability to fight against the big-name insurance companies involved in truck accident so that you do not have to deal with the stress of a claim on your own. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial damages such as the following: 

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income from the present and future
  • Pain and suffering
  • Rehabilitation costs

We are here for you in your time of need after a truck accident. Please contact a truck accident attorney in Columbus at (888) 484-1476 for more information on how we can help you. 

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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.


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