The message here is that no matter how skilled a driver is that accidents can happen. Fortunately, no injuries were sustained other than minor cuts and bruises to a seasoned driver of the Jackson Parish Police Jury when the 18-wheeled, trash truck and trailer he was driving left the road and flipped into the ditch this past Friday. The accident took place on Gladway Road while in transport to the Union Parish Landfill.
“Happy to report that no one was severely injured during the accident,” said Jackson Parish Director of Emergency Preparedness, Brad Roller. “Also very appreciative to the response given by the Road and Solid Waste Department and for their work in cleaing up the site.”
National averages show that in Louisiana an average of 12% of car owners have had an at-fault accident in their past, which is right around the national average. The state with the highest percentage of drivers with at-fault accidents is Maryland at 16.67% followed by Massachusetts with 16.29. Only one state in the south ranks in the top ten of states with at-fault accidents with South Carolina being at #5 in the nation with a percentage of 15.26%.
“As we are coming into the winter months, where road conditions are at their worst, drivers are reminded to take extra precautions,” said Roller. “No matter how seasoned a drive you are, an accident can happen at any time.”
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