Flowood, MS (May 20, 2022) – Injuries stemmed from a tractor-trailer collision involving a train that took place in Flowood on Friday afternoon, May 20.
According to Flowood Police, the accident happened on Old Flowood Drive around the area of US-80 and Highway 468. Police arrived at the scene to find that a tractor-trailer and a train collided with each other on the railroad tracks in the area. The train was unable to stop in time for the truck, causing the two vehicles to collide with each other. The tractor-trailer went off the side of the road and into a ditch, causing extensive damages.
Several responders, including Flowood paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. Injuries were reported but it is believed that the parties are going to be okay.
The area was blocked for an extended period of time and train service was stopped until the scene was cleared.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We offer our thoughts to those who have been hurt in this accident. We hope that they will receive a full recovery from their injuries.
Truck Accidents in Mississippi
There are huge differences between truck accidents and passenger vehicle accidents. This is due to the fact that trucks are tens of thousands of pounds heavier than passenger vehicles and are capable of causing extensive harm in an accident. In the event of a truck accident, it is normal for there to be extensive and even life-altering damages. In one recent year’s time in the entire U.S., over 110,000 people were seriously injured in truck accidents due to the negligence of others. If you have been hurt in a truck accident, you have a variety of options available for you. Speaking with skilled legal counsel will help you through these devastating times.
Being hurt in a truck accident can affect your life in many ways, which is why you should speak with a skilled Flowood truck accident attorney as soon as possible. Truck drivers spend a long period of time on our roads, which means that there are risks that could lead to an accident. Some of these reasons are the most common when it comes to truck accidents:
- Distracted driving
- Intoxicated driving
- Falling asleep at the wheel
If one or more parties caused your truck accident, you should know that you have many rights and options. You should speak with a skilled Flowood personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
At MW Law Firm – Mama Justice, our attorneys have diligently assisted those injured in truck accidents over the years. It is important that you act as quickly as possible after a truck accident. You do not want to miss your chance of bringing a successful claim. Having the help of an attorney on your side can ensure that your rights are being protected and that you obtain the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects. Please do not hesitate to contact a truck accident attorney in Flowood at (888) 484-1476 to find out how we can assist you.
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