According to Florida Highway Patrol, two people were injured on I-95 when a septic truck overturned. The wreck occurred mid-morning on January 4, 2023 near mile marker 208 on Interstate 95 when the driver of the sedan, a 59-year-old Titusville woman, changed lanes and struck the septic truck. The truck ultimately ran off the road and crashed into a guardrail and overturned. Another vehicle driven by a 20-year-old from St. Augustine, Florida then crashed into the debris while traveling in the southbound lane.
The 21-year-old driver of the septic truck and the passenger were ejected from the truck when it overturned, and they were transported to a local hospital. Although they both suffered serious injuries, they are reportedly in stable condition. The other drivers involved were not injured.
Truck Drivers Are Held to a Higher Standard Than Most Drivers
Semi trucks are very dangerous. These commercial vehicles travel at the same speeds as other vehicles on the road, but they sometimes weigh up to 80,000 lbs, depending on the load. As a result, these vehicles can cause serious damage in a truck accident crash. Additionally, the blind spots on 18-wheelers are more difficult to deal with than with other vehicles, and other drivers on the road can be hurt or killed as a result of an improper lane change or other improper maneuvers on the road. That’s why commercial vehicle drivers must go through a tough screening process to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Therefore, driver errors that would not be as serious when committed in an everyday automobile could cause a deadly crash when committed behind the wheel of a commercial vehicle.
Contact a Florida Truck Accident Lawyer
If you have been injured in a Florida trucking accident, you may be entitled to compensation. We offer free legal consultations, and we’re happy to help you however we can. You can call us at (321) 352-7588 to set up a free consultation with one of our Florida truck accident lawyers. Also, you can contact us on our website and set your consultation up by email.
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