I-55 shut down for nearly 12 hours after a chemical spill near Kentwood

A semi truck carrying a dangerous chemical travels down a highway

Last Wednesday, September 7th, a commercial truck hauling hospital supplies was involved in a crash on I-55 between Kentwood and Osyka, Mississippi. Among the supplies on board, the truck was hauling 6,000 gallons of chemical cleaner that spilled onto the road after the truck collided with the back of a tanker. After the incident, two people involved were treated for inflicted injuries. Kentwood and Hammond’s respective fire departments worked in tandem with Tangipahoa Fire Protection to clean up the spillage, and I-55 was reopened approximately 12 hours after the initial crash.

While the severity of the injuries from this accident remains unknown, many truck accidents can result in catastrophic injuries including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and, in the worst cases, death. In the case of the accident in Kentwood, the victims are also at risk of dealing with health issues down the line due to their exposure to an abundant amount of chemicals. On top of the physical and emotional trauma from truck accident injuries, dealing with these circumstances adds unfair stressors like vehicle repairs, hospital bills, and handling insurance companies to innocent victims and their families.

Recovery after an accident with a commercial truck is a long uphill battle that no one should go through alone. If you or a loved one suffered a personal injury after a truck accident or chemical exposure, consult with the personal injury lawyers at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys. Our Get Gordon team has 679+ years of combined legal experience and knowledge in handling cases like yours. We believe everyone should have justice, so let us be the advocate you need. Give us a call today at 888.501.7888 for a free consultation and get the compensation you deserve!