Early on Wednesday morning, an accident happened along the part of Interstate 4 that cuts through Seminole County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident involved a semi-truck, but it is not clear whether or not any other vehicles were involved in the accident or if the truck was a lone agent in what proved to be a deadly incident.
The details as they are currently known recount how the truck was traveling west on Interstate 4, close to where a ramp leads from westbound I-4 to U.S. Highway 17-92. This part of the highway is also close to the town of Sanford. Specifically, the accident took place at mile marker 104. The big rig was making its way down the highway when, for reasons that are not at all clear at the moment, it left the highway and collided with a barrier wall made out of solid concrete. Continuing through the wall, the truck then crashed through a guardrail before finally tipping over on the grassy shoulder of the highway.
When the emergency response teams arrived there was nothing they could do for the driver. They were declared dead at the scene, although whether or not the death occurred during the accident or happened afterwards, while they were lying in the wreckage of the vehicle, is not clear. What is also unclear, as has already been mentioned, is just what caused the driver to leave the highway in the first place and collide with the concrete barrier. Did something cross the road that the driver was attempting to avoid? Was there possibly another vehicle that complicated the driving process for the person behind the wheel of the semi-truck, causing them to swerve wildly? Was there perhaps something wrong with the road itself that wrenched control away from the driver?
Regardless of the reasons behind the crash, the driver of the truck died, likely leaving behind family and friends who are now mourning the loss of someone they loved. Having a loved one taken away as a result of an accident such as this is tremendously difficult and something that nobody should have to go through alone. It is also very often a financially destructive event that makes paying everyday bills far more difficult than previously imagined.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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