Monroe, LA – Injuries Reported in Truck Accident on I-20 WB at S Second St
Monroe, LA (July 14, 2021) – On Wednesday, July 14, officers with the Monroe Police Department were dispatched to the scene of a big-rig collision that occurred on westbound Interstate 20 in the Monroe area.
An initial investigation showed that a Freightliner tractor-trailer was traveling westbound on I-20 when he encountered traffic and collided with another vehicle, causing the trailer to overturn and block the entire highway. The incident occurred close to exit 117, the ramp to South Second Street. The total number of vehicles involved, as well as specific information about the victims and their injuries, has not been released. However, EMS units responded to treat those in need.
The occupants of the other vehicle all reportedly sustained moderate injuries and were evaluated on the scene or transported for further treatment. No fatalities have been reported at this time, though the investigation into the wreck is still ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families. We hope for their full recovery.
Large Truck Collisions in Louisiana
In only three years, the state of Louisiana saw nearly 100 large truck and bus collisions. In fact, around 15% of all fatal crashes in the state occur as a result of these big-rig wrecks. And unfortunately, of all nationwide fatal crashes involving large trucks in 2017, nearly 3% occurred in Louisiana, a state that only accounts for about 1.5% of the United States’ total population.
It’s clear that these large truck collisions are more common across Louisiana than in other states. Unfortunately, those driving on highways and major thoroughfares with big-rigs daily are most at risk.
When an accident that stems from another person’s negligence causes someone harm or even results in the death of another person, it is imperative that those affected reach out to a dependable Louisiana truck accident attorney as soon as they are able. Unbeknownst to many victims, most people who have suffered as a result of a crash that’s occurred through no fault of their own are entitled to financial compensation. Though this compensation can never bring back loved ones or erase the traumatic events you’ve endured, a fair, full settlement can help alleviate the financial obstacles you and yours are sure to face in the aftermath of a serious wreck.
Our Louisiana personal injury attorneys invest fully in our clients and work tirelessly to ensure they receive the full amount of financial compensation to which they are entitled. If you were injured in a vehicle collision, do not hesitate to speak with our accident attorneys in Louisiana by calling our offices at 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222 at your earliest convenience. Please reach out to our team to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation to learn about the legal options you have available in your time of need. Don’t trust insurance adjusters or take their first offer after you’ve suffered in an accident caused by another driver’s negligence. Ensure you and your family retain the services of a skilled attorney so that you can secure justice and your fair, full compensation to cover any losses you’ve sustained as a result of your crash.
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Disclaimer: These posts are created to raise awareness about the dangers of driving in Louisiana. We hope that by casting light on serious accidents like this one, other drivers will take heed, and avoid being seriously injured in a similar accident. This post is not a solicitation for business. The information contained in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.
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