Category: Truck Accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released data in October 2019 that showed trucker deaths are rising and are at their highest level in more than 30 years.
Hendry County, FL (February 11, 2020) According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), Silvio Picado, 65, died after crashing his truck into a tree in Hendry County.
North Port, FL (February 7, 2020) The Florida Highway Patrol reports that three people have been taken to the hospital after a crash on I-75 in North Port, near Kings Highway.
Commercial carriers that pose the greatest safety risk are subject to an FMCSA investigation, or audit, of their compliance records. When changes are made to truck-driver logs to hide the fact that a driver was on the road for too many hours, this will hurt them in any personal injury lawsuit.
Following a vehicle traffic accident, investigations are conducted by the police and sometimes by outside investigators.
Lehigh Acres, FL (January 15, 2020) According to the Lee County school district, a school bus on its way to Riverdale High School was involved in an accident with a truck at the intersection of Douglas Avenue and Lee Boulevard. The truck rolled over, and the driver was injured.
Rear-end truck crashes can cause victims to suffer serious injuries, even death. Because truck drivers are required to keep a safe distance from a vehicle in front of them, when rear-end crashes occur, they are often considered a truck driver’s responsibility.
Lakeport, FL (January 9, 2020) According to Glades County Public Safety, two tractor trailers crashed on State Road 78 near Click Drive in Glades County.
Big-rig trucks are the backbone of the U.S. economy, moving products and produce across the country. Rarely does a motorist travel on Florida’s roads and highways without seeing them. When these large trucks make wide turns where the driver often swings outside the lane in which he/she is traveling, accidents commonly happen.
Truck Rollovers Cause Serious Injuries - A cement truck driver driving north on I-75 around 1:15 p.m. veered into the median and collided with the guardrail. Two other vehicles veered to the right to avoid a potential crash. One vehicle could not avoid crashing.