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August 4, 2021

Vidalia, LA – Victim Med Flighted After Collision With Sanitation Truck on Carter St

August 4, 2021

Vidalia, LA (June 18, 2021) – On Thursday, July 17th, a man from Natchez sustained injuries in a two-car crash in Concordia Parish. 

Reports show that the accident occurred on Carter Street in the area of Vidalia High School in Vadalia at about 8:00 a.m. when a half-ton pick-up truck driven by the victim crashed into the back of a Waste Pro sanitation truck.  

After diverting traffic, emergency crews worked to extricate the victim from his truck. He was then taken by ambulance to an Air-Evac helicopter in the parking lot of the nearby high school. From there he was airlifted to Rapides Regional Hospital in Alexandria.

A passenger in the garbage truck was transported via ambulance to Trinity Medical with injuries believed to be non-critical.  

This accident is under police investigation.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Accidents Involving Oversized Commercial Trucks in Vidalia

6.18 Vidalia, LA - Victim Med Flighted After Collision With Sanitation Truck on Carter St

While any motor vehicle accident has the potential to be serious, accidents that involve oversized commercial trucks are even more so. Commercial trucks, such as tractor-trailers, dump trucks, tanker trucks, and garbage trucks usually weigh well over 80,000 pounds, the equivalent of about 40 tons, which is enough to make them extremely dangerous. 

Not only are these massive transporters difficult to steer but some of them are transporting hazardous materials. For these reasons, truck drivers and their parent companies and crew need to be extremely cautious. If the operator or the trucking company is even the slightest bit negligent or careless, it could result in a serious or even deadly accident.  

Victims of car accidents often endure severe injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, damage to their internal organs, and spinal cord injuries. These and other critical injuries demand both immediate treatment and long-term care, like physical rehabilitation and therapy. There is no metric for predicting all the ways in which a crash will affect a victim. In some instances, based on the seriousness of the injuries, medical treatment could drag on indefinitely with no clear end in sight. 

Anytime someone is harmed in an accident due to another’s negligence, they will have legal courses of action open to them. By seeking the legal advice of a Louisiana personal injury attorney, victims can learn about the various legal avenues they may wish to pursue.  

Working with a legal team that is compassionate as well as assertive will give you your best chance at obtaining full and fair financial compensation for your damages.  

The Louisiana vehicle accident attorneys at Smiley Law Firm have decades of experience in bringing liable parties to account. Our team strives to support their clients and make sure they receive the best possible legal advice. We will always answer any questions our clients have and handle each legal complexity as it arises. 

The personal injury attorneys at Smiley Law are dedicated to defending a victim’s legal rights and constructing the strongest claim possible in order to maximize their economic recovery. If you were injured in a road accident, contact our personal injury law firm in Louisiana by calling 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222 to schedule a free evaluation of your case at your earliest convenience.

Note: These posts are constructed with the use of secondary sources. These sources include but are not limited to local and state news stories, local and state police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about injury accidents that take place in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana. We did not independently verify the fact surrounding this accident. If you locate any information that is inaccurate, please contact our firm and we will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will also remove this post upon request.

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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