Just north of Miami, a truck carrying concrete barriers pulled out of a construction zone and merged onto Interstate 75. After joining traffic the truck was hit by a Mitsubishi car that got lodged under the rig and dragged almost a quarter of a mile down the road. While still in motion, another car, a white BMW, hit the trailer of the big truck and concrete barriers toppled on top of it. Before the scene could settle, another truck ran into the crippled 18-wheeler, and finally brought this chain-reaction crash to an end.
The driver of the Mitsubishi, an aspiring doctor who just passed the United States Medical Licensing Exam, did not survive the crash, and his passenger was taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the BMW, a 17-year-old who had just graduated from American Heritage High School in Plantation, also passed when the concrete barriers fell onto her vehicle. Both truck drivers walked away from the crash with no serious injuries and are currently facing no charges, but police are investigating to see if the concrete barriers were properly secured before the hauler left the construction site.
What Should I Do If I’m Injured In A Truck Accident?
Tractor trailer trucks are big and difficult to handle, and sometimes this can lead to tragedy. In 2012, 17,000 people were injured in multi-vehicle wrecks involving large trucks, and 274 of those victims died. Being aware of tractor trailers and the dangers they can pose is important to the everyday driver, and that’s why Colson Hicks Eidson wants you to be aware while on the beautiful Florida highways. Learn about our 40 years of experience handling truck accidents nationwide, and contact us if you experience an injury or a loss in an accident involving a large truck.
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