Broken Ankles from New Mexico Trucking Accident: Understanding the Trimalleolar Fracture
One common type of injury from a New Mexico trucking accident is a broken ankle or a fractured ankle. This could be due to a few types of fractures, but one of the most painful, difficult to heal, and longest-lasting injury is a trimalleolar fracture. This is because large box trucks cause crushing damage to both the body but also to vehicles. It is common for a driver or passenger's legs or feet to get caught underneath the vehicle in a significant 18 wheeler wreck. Ankles are usually the weak spot of the body which will break when part of the vehicle is collapsed on top of a person, frequently such as a collapsed dashboard and steering column.