One person was killed and another injured on Tuesday during a car crash at a North Fort Myers intersection. According to police, the car had come to a stop at a stop sign at Old Bayshore Road. The female driver then turned onto State Road 31, where she was hit by an oncoming dump truck. It is unknown whether she failed to properly look both ways and thus did not see the approaching dump truck. Upon impact, the female driver was killed. A passenger is reported to have suffered from minor injuries. The driver of the dump truck was not injured. Police say no charges are pending at this time.
Common types of car versus truck accidents
Because of the size difference between a typical passenger vehicle and a truck, car versus truck accidents are often deadly. There are a variety of different type of car and truck accidents. In the case at hand, the accident was what is called a side-impact collision. Other common type of accidents include:
- Jackknife accidents
- Rear-end collisions
- Head-on collisions
- Runaway trailer
- Truck underride
Common causes of car versus truck accidents
Likewise, there are numerous different causes for car versus truck collisions. One common one is the failure to obey traffic signs or signals, although based on the facts of the case at hand, it would seem that the driver did stop at the stop sign as required. Other common causes, any one of which may have caused the accident at hand, include:
- Failing to properly check a blind spot
- Reckless driving
- Driving under the influence
- Texting while driving
- Driver fatigue
If you or a loved one are the victim of a Florida car versus truck accident, it is highly advised that you seek the services of an experienced Florida personal injury attorney. For over three decades, the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. have been helping Florida car versus truck accident victims get the compensation they deserve. To learn more about how we can help you, contact our offices today and schedule your free initial consultation.
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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