Pictured above: The scene of the accident 

Yesterday afternoon, in Vicksburg, Mississippi, a log truck and minivan collided in a deadly accident. The accident happened around 3p.m. in the afternoon near Highway 611 and Washington Street when the minivan attempted to enter the roadway from the street and collided with the log truck. The minivan was carrying five people. Unfortunately, one passenger, identified as 63-year-old Mary Wright, was killed. The driver, 32-year-old Danielle Johnson, was airlifted to nearby UMMC. The three other passengers, as well as the driver of the log truck, were taken to River Region. 

An official noted that this was a particularly difficult intersection since vehicles have to cross the path of traffic. One of the reasons for this, as one witness claims, is that the intersection is at a hill, making it difficult for drivers to slow down in time. Currently, it is unknown who is at fault but the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investigating the accident. 

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common and many suffer as a result. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous victims and their families who are affected by a motor vehicle accident. A successful civil claim would enable the survivors and their families to cover any needed medical expenses. A successful claim can also possibly cover any time lost from work or any pain and suffering caused by the injuries received from the accident. If you or a loved one was affected by this incident or one similar, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, wrongful death cases, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous workplace motor vehicle accident cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.