Jones County, MS (April 18, 2023) – In the early morning hours of Friday, April 14, a traffic accident in the Calhoun area of Jones County closed down a main road for over 12 hours. At least three vehicles were damaged in the accident, and one person was sent to the hospital. Additionally, a horse was killed in the collision.
At approximately 4:30 a.m. Friday, a semi-truck struck a horse on Mississippi 28 north of Crepe Myrtle Lane. A vehicle then struck the horse. After the accident, the rear end of the vehicle ended up on top of the horse.
Shortly after the crash, a pickup truck approached the scene and accidentally left the roadway, and hit a telephone pole. Major damage resulted from this incident.
MS 28 was closed from about 4:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The highway was closed at Crepe Myrtle Lane and Garnder Drive so traffic could be rerouted while emergency responders worked at the accident scene.
Crews, including multiple wreckers, paramedics, and police, were seen working in the area. Units from the Soso volunteer and Calhoun fire departments were also at the scene, as were units from the Mississippi Department of Transportation and the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
Police continue to investigate the details of the accident.
We hope for the full recovery of the injured victim.
Mississippi Truck Accidents
Every day, over 7,500 people suffer injuries in car crashes throughout the United States. These accidents sadly take the lives of more than 100 people per day. An alarming fact related to these collisions is that they are mostly caused by driver negligence.
Truck accidents make up about 9% of all traffic accidents reported in the United States, according to information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Only about 4% of registered drivers have trucks. However, they are involved in around 5% of all accidents involving injuries.
Accidents involving semi-trucks can be much more severe than accidents involving just passenger vehicles. Semi-trucks are easily 20 to 30 times heavier than the average passenger vehicle, which poses a huge threat when they become involved in accidents.
Unfortunately, the number of traffic collisions caused by negligent drivers has continued to rise in recent years. On average, more than 400,000 car crashes happen per year caused by the actions of distracted drivers. Sadly, around 3,000 people lose their lives in these crashes per year. Additionally, around 11,000 deaths per year in the United States are attributed to traffic collisions caused by speeding.
Some other dangerous forms of negligent driving include fatigue and intoxication. Drunk driving is responsible for about one-third of fatal auto collisions in the United States. Overall, negligent driving has become a serious problem in the United States, injuring and taking the lives of thousands of people per year. Negligent driving is totally illegal and punishable by jail time and steep fines, especially if people get hurt because of driver negligence.
At Mama Justice, we have been working for decades to help those who have sustained serious injuries in auto accidents caused by the actions of negligent drivers. Our main goal is to make sure that you are able to focus on your health and well-being instead of worrying about money during this difficult time. We can help prove the extent of your injuries and the manner in which they were imposed upon you, so you can get the financial compensation and justice you deserve.
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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.