Waynesboro, MS (March 8, 2022) – On Monday night, March 7, a child was killed in a fatal truck accident on a roadway in Waynesboro.
According to Mississippi Highway Patrol officials, the accident happened on US-84. Police confirmed that a driver was headed north in a Chevrolet Silverado when it collided with a service truck traveling west due to reasons that are not yet known. The vehicles involved in the accident were extensively damaged.
Several responders, including paramedics and Jones County Fire Council, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. A 4-year-old girl who was a passenger in the Silverado was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Silverado, as well as a 2-year-old passenger, were treated for injuries at a local hospital. The driver of the service truck, identified as a 24-year-old, was treated at the scene with minor injuries as well.
Due to the severity of the crash, a large portion of the roadway was blocked in the area for some time. Police quickly worked to clear the scene.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Mississippi
Trucks pose a huge risk on our roads due to their size compared to small vehicles. Because of this, a truck accident could cause serious injuries or take the lives of those involved. Mississippi is no stranger to truck accidents. Mississippi actually has a 2.1% of large truck accidents throughout the U.S., which puts it within the top 20 highest percentages in the U.S. Losing a loved one in a truck accident is never an easy reality to face but it is the unfortunate reality that many victims face every year. If you have sustained the loss of a loved one, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney that you can trust.
The loss of a loved one can affect your life in many ways, especially if it has happened prematurely due to a reckless driver. If you have sustained losses in a collision, a Waynesboro truck accident attorney can help you. There are many parties who could be at fault for a truck accident, including some of the following:
- Truck drivers
- Trucking companies
- Cargo loaders
- Government entities
If you have lost someone you love in a truck accident, a Waynesboro wrongful death attorney can help you every step of the way.
Waynesboro Truck Accident Attorneys
At MW Law Firm – Mama Justice, we are here to help you after you have lost someone you love in a truck accident. Truck drivers are supposed to pay close attention to the roads around them and abide by the rules of the road so that a fatal accident can be prevented. If you have sustained the loss of a loved one, you may wonder what options you have. We are here for you every step of the way. Please do not hesitate to contact a truck accident attorney in Waynesboro at (888) 484-1476 to find out what options are available for you at this time.
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