MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, Arkansas — An accident on Thursday between two tractor-trailer trucks resulted in one Jonesboro man losing his life and one man injured. The accident occurred at approximately 8:45 a.m. on State Highway 140, east of State Highway 77 South, in rural Mississippi County.
According to reports, a 1999 Freightliner was traveling eastbound on State Highway 140 when a 1996 International slowed down in front of the truck as it prepared to make a left turn into a private drive. That’s when the 1999 Freightliner crossed the center line and traveled eastbound in the westbound lane, striking the 1996 truck on the driver’s side. The 1999 Freightliner then flipped over in a ditch.
The driver of the 1999 Freightliner lost his life. The driver of the 1996 International, Justian Gray, sustained injuries.
No further details are available at the moment.
Thoughts on Two-Tractor Truck Accident That Failed to Stop Properly
Even a second of distraction can cause a deadly collision. Motorists must keep constant attention on the roadways to avoid resorting to dangerous, evasive actions when someone suddenly stops or slows down in front of them. In this terrible accident, we do not have enough details to draw conclusions on why the driver of the 1999 Freightliner failed to stop, but an investigation conducted by trained professionals can help determine if this was an incident of driver error or mechanical failure.
If the 1999 Freightliner driver did indeed have a moment of driver error, Justian Gray deserves justice for his injuries. Driver error includes anything from distracted driving to speeding to falling asleep behind the wheel. All parties at fault may be liable when these actions cause severe injuries or deaths. This includes the employer of the truck driver.
If this accident is the result of a mechanical failure, then both the deceased and the injured should be provided justice from the person or company responsible for the mechanical issue.
The trucking company or a third-party repair shop may be liable if the truck has a mechanical issue. Trucking companies are responsible for providing trucks that have passed inspection and are safe to be on the road. Repair companies are responsible for properly repairing a truck. If either party failed to do their job correctly, they may be responsible for the injuries and death caused in this crash.
Accidents that result in serious injuries or death deserve a proper investigation. Collisions are often caused by factors that only come to light after trained professionals thoroughly examine the incident. The injured driver and the deceased driver’s family deserve answers.
The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.
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