The city of Gulfport is located in southern Mississippi along the Gulf of Mexico and has a population of approximately 64,100 making it the second largest city in the state. Gulfport is one of two county seats of Harrison County. Gulfport is home to William Cary University: Gulfport and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Interstate 10 (I-10) and US 49 are the main trucking routes running through Gulfport. I-10 is the southernmost east-west coast-to-coast highway in the United States. I-10 stretches from Santa Monica, California to Jacksonville, Florida. In Mississippi, I-10 runs through Long Beach, Gulfport, Biloxi and Moss Point before entering into Alabama. US 49 branches off of US 61 in northern Mississippi and runs southeast through Schlater, Greenwood, Eden, Jackson, Florence and Wiggins, and ends in Gulfport. Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport provides air services to Gulfport.
Recent Truck Accidents in the Area
June 28, 2011 â€“ Mississippi 607 near Interstate 10
A 30-year-old Louisiana man was killed when a tractor-trailer collided with his vehicle, and his car ran under the trailer near Gulfport, Mississippi. The Louisiana man was taken from the scene to Gulfport Memorial Hospital where he passed away. The accident is under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
Underrides: Tractor-trailers have a rear guard to keep vehicles from going under the trailer in a rear impact collision but do not have side guards. As a result of this, passenger vehicles can run under the trailer in a side impact collision. Truck drivers must be wary of changing lanes and forcing a passenger vehicle under their trailer or off the roadway. We have handled a number of side-impact collisions, often called underride collisions. You can view our case results by clicking here.
Interstate trucking companies are governed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (â€śFMCSRâ€ť), including trucking operations, driver qualifications, hours of service, maintenance of equipment, insurance, and alcohol and drug testing. Mississippi also has state specific regulations governing intrastate trucking companies. Intrastate trucking companies pick up and deliver loads only in the State of Mississippi and do not cross state lines. The Mississippi Department of Transportation has adopted many of the federal regulations as also being applicable to intrastate trucking companies. Under Mississippi law, intrastate trucking companies must have minimum liability insurance coverage in the amount of $750,000.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a trucking accident, you should contact a trucking attorney at Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC as soon as possible to make sure that evidence is preserved and not destroyed by the trucking company. You can contact us by calling 877-591-1801 or clicking here to email us.