According to Mississippi Department of Transportation officials, one of the tractor trailers hit the foundation of an overhead highway sign causing it to fall across traffic. Also, one of the tractor trailers was loaded with power poles that were spilled across the interstate during the accident. It is still unclear how the trucks became entangled, and the cause of the accident is still under investigation. In a tractor trailer accident, it is often difficult to determine the cause. Many factors and variables must be considered — Was there speeding, improper lane changing, following too closely or reckless driving involved? Were all of the commercial tractor trailers operating according to proper safety requirements?
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the deceased, and to the others injured that they may have a speedy recovery. Unfortunately, the reality of a truck accident like this is that many of those involved will have to deal with their losses, personal injuries, medical bills, and stress for quite some time in addition to the questions surrounding an investigation. A major accident is difficult enough to recover from, and if you have been involved in one, you need the help of an experienced Mississippi Truck Accident attorney to protect your rights. Trucking companies have teams of lawyers protecting their interests, don’t wait to protect yours!