Over the weekend, a pedestrian was struck and seriously injured by a semi truck in Jackson. According to WJTV News Channel 12, the incident happened sometime around 3:00 p.m., near the intersection of Gallatin and West Streets. At this time, very few details have been released, but we do know that the victim was unresponsive on the scene. He was transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center for treatment of severe injuries.
Big Rig Hits Pedestrian in Jackson
There's no word on how this wreck happened or if the truck driver has been cited in any way. The cause of this crash is likely still under investigation. They identity of the victim hasn't been announced. Also, no details about the extent of injuries involved or his current condition have been released.
Pedestrian Safety in Jackson
In 2011, 4,432 pedestrians were killed on U.S. roads. Additionally, an estimated 69,000 pedestrians were injured. Pedestrian safety needs to be a top priority for motorists in and around the Jackson Metro area. Pedestrians are a vulnerable roadway user group, and they're counting on the safety and vigilance of motorists.
Accidents Involving 18-Wheelers
Accidents involving 18-wheelers and other commercial trucks can also be devastating for other drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and motorcycle riders. They are much larger and heaver than other vehicles on the road, so truck drivers and trucking companies have additional rules and regulations to follow to ensure safety for everybody on the road. Since there are federal regulations involved, truck accident investigations can take much longer than accident investigations involving traditional passenger occupant vehicles.
When to Call a Personal Injury Attorney
If you or somebody you love has been injured in a crash involving a semi truck, contact the skilled lawyers at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC at (601) 948-1600 for an immediate free consultation. Since most truck accident cases involve additional investigative efforts, it's important to have somebody on your team who can keep up-to-date with developments. Additionally, if you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, it's also a good idea to speak with an attorney as soon as possible.