Even the most safety-conscious drivers cannot anticipate every distraction they will face while behind the wheel. Unfortunately, just because a distraction was unexpected, does not mean that it was unavoidable, or that if it led to an accident, that the distracted driver is not at fault for the damage and injuries that the wreck caused.
In July, a Jacksonville truck crash was caused when the driver was distracted by a wasp flying into his cab. According to News 4 Jax, the accident happened just after 5 p.m. and resulted in the truck crashing into a seafood market.
The truck driver was traveling west in the 1400 block of West Beaver Street near the Rushing Street intersection when the wasp flew into his cab. According to the police, the driver said the wasp caused him to lose control of his truck.
After the driver lost control, he hit the rear side of a Jacksonville Transportation Authority bus that was stopped in the right lane to let passengers off. From there, the truck continued west and crashed into the seafood market.
The wreck left three people on the bus and two people in the seafood market injured. They all had to be taken to hospitals for treatment. The truck driver was cited for careless driving.
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