Rankin County, MS (January 28, 2024) – A serious truck crash was reported to police in Rankin County on the morning of January 26. One person suffered injuries in the accident that took place when two 18-wheelers collided on I-20.
At this time, the details surrounding the crash have not been reported. Only one westbound lane of Interstate 20 remained open as first responders worked to render aid at the crash scene. Sources say the wreck took place between Pelahatchie and Brandon. Police did not report how the incident occurred, but did say that, at one point, one of the large trucks was on its side in the roadway. The other truck sustained damage to its front end. Additionally, one of the tractor-trailers was carrying paint products and furniture. Several different agencies helped with clean-up efforts at the scene in order to reopen the interstate, including the Rankin County Emergency Management Department, the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Rankin County Sheriff Deputies, and the Pelahatchie Police Department. All westbound traffic on the interstate was diverted to Highway 80 at the Pelahatchie exit.
Police continue to investigate.
We hope for the full recovery of the injured victim.
Mississippi Truck Accidents
Semi-trucks are among the heaviest and largest vehicles that travel on the roadways across the Magnolia State. When these large vehicles are involved in accidents, they tend to cause serious damage, both to people and property. Hundreds of people lose their lives yearly in truck accidents throughout the state of Mississippi. These accidents are often avoidable, however, they continue to occur due to the careless, reckless, and negligent actions of drivers.
Being hurt in a truck crash may be one of the most difficult experiences you ever encounter. If you have been hurt in a situation like this, you may wonder where you can get the help you need to recover. It is imperative to seek the help of a skilled attorney as soon as you can after your wreck. Especially if you believe that a negligent driver caused your crash, you deserve to be able to recover emotionally, financially, and physically without having to worry.
When you are hurt in a traffic collision of any kind, and you have questions about your accident and recovery, a dedicated truck crash attorney is the best person to ask. For example, you may be wondering what kind of evidence you need to prove that your crash was caused by another person. Also, you may need to know what deadlines need to be met in order to successfully file your claim. Additionally, you may wonder if your claim will go to court, or will it be able to be settled without a trial. These questions and more can be answered when you talk to a wrongful death lawyer.
Our truck crash lawyers in Rankin County at Mama Justice are here to help you and your family financially recover after you have been injured in a crash. With the help of an attorney, you will be able to rest assured that your legal rights are protected and that every possible legal option available to you will be exercised in your best interest. Our lawyers can help you along the often complicated path toward financial compensation. You should never have to worry about money at a time like this, which is why we are here to help. Please contact our firm as soon as you can to learn more at (888) 484-1476.
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