Trucking Accident

Gainesville Trucking Accident Sends Several Victims to the Hospital

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on November 20, 2015

A fiery crash on I-75 near Gainesville sent several victims to area hospitals late Wednesday afternoon. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident occurred just after 5 p.m. and involved at least two semi-tractor trailer trucks and several passenger vehicles. One of the trucks contained was leaking diesel fuel and caught fire. Large plumes of black smoke could be seen for a least a mile. First responders were on the scene, including fire fighters, police, and hazardous spill specialists to help contain the blaze and prevent further injuries.

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Miami Tractor-Trailer Accident Kills Two

In late May, a 17-year-old girl and a 29-year-old man from Miami were killed when a tractor-trailer with construction materials on it pulled out onto the Interstate and the man’s car slammed into the truck. The crash caused concrete barriers to fall from the truck onto the car, killing both passengers. Authorities are investigating whether or not the barriers were properly secured.

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Florida Truck Accidents on the Rise

Vehicle safety is constantly scrutinized and improved upon, but less talked about is truck safety, which is not as safe as you might think. In 2013, the number of people who died in large truck crashes was 14 percent higher than in 2009. While other types of highway accidents decrease, truck accidents are increasing.

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Semi Carrying Hazardous Materials Flips on I-95

An accident involving a tractor-trailer hauling chemicals on I-95 brought traffic to a stand still for hours Tuesday. Officials say that a Mitsubishi Montero driven by 27-year-old Fritz Donatien of Fort Lauderdale swerved to avoid debris in his lane while traveling south on I-95.

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Central Florida Trucking Accident Kills Two Orlando Men

A recent trucking accident in Osceola County has claimed the lives of two Orlando men, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. The victims, ages 23 and 32, died from injuries suffered when their passenger vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer on U.S. 192. A third passenger in the car, a 20-year-old Windermere man, and remains listed in critical condition in an area hospital with undisclosed injuries. Troopers report that The 23-year-old victim was driving a 2003 Ford sedan north on Alligator Lake Shore West around 2 a.m. when he attempted to cross the eastbound lanes of U.S. 192 and collided with a semi driven by 47-year-old Orlando man.

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Trucking Accident Snarls Traffic on I-95 for Hours

Motorists on Interstate 95 were stuck in traffic for a few hours recently when a tractor-trailer flipped onto its side and a passenger car overturned near LPGA Boulevard in Volusia County. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say that the accident occurred around 11:20 a.m. just south of the LPGA Boulevard exit in the northbound lanes of I-95. Although investigators have released few details about the accident, they say that the truck may have swerved to avoid striking something in the roadway and that the passenger car overturned while attempting to avoid striking the truck.

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Mount Dora Man Killed in Trucking Accident

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on February 3, 2014

A 41-year-old Mount Dora man killed in a recent trucking accident was a physician known for his exceptional warmth and skill putting patients at ease. According to police investigators, the man was killed on a busy stretch of U.S, Highway 441 in Leesburg around 6:38 in the evening. Police say that the man was driving his Hummer H3 southbound on U.S. 441 when he crashed into a tractor-trailer driven by 53-year-old Wisconsin man. Investigators report that the truck driver pulled out of the Family Furniture Galleries lot and into the path of oncoming southbound traffic on the highway, cutting off the victim and giving him little time to react.

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Mans who Lost Leg in Trucking Accident Awarded $7.1 Million by Osceola County Jury

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on October 18, 2013

An Osceola County jury recently awarded $7.1 million to a man who lost a leg in an auto accident and incurred $2.5 million in medical expenses. The accident occurred around 4:50 a.m. on March 6, 2012 south of Lake Wales in Polk County when a southbound tractor-trailer crossed the median on U.S. Highway 27 and struck a Northbound 2003 Ford Expedition driven by the victim. The jury found that the truck driver and his employer, Peninsula Logistics of Sorrento, 100 percent responsible for causing the accident. The jury awarded the man $498,000 for lost earnings and $4.1 million for pain and suffering. The man’s wife received $250,000 for loss of her husband’s "comfort, society and attention."

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Six-Year-Old Girl Dies From Injuries in Trucking Accident

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on August 29, 2013

A six-year-old St. Petersburg girl who was trapped underwater in a ditch in her family’s minivan has died from her injuries according to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP). FHP troopers say that the girl and her family were traveling in her family’s Toyota minivan when it was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer in rural Osceola County. They report that the family’s van was making a left turn into a driveway when they were struck by the semi. Troopers say that the 29-year-old driver of the truck swerved into oncoming traffic to avoid colliding with the minivan but was unable to avoid the collision. The impact caused the minivan to roll onto its roof, and it came to rest upside-down in the water-filled ditch, trapping the family inside.

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One Killed in Fatal Trucking Accident on State Road 50

A grisly trucking accident on State Road 50 in Orlando killed one person and critically injured another after the car they were traveling in slid under and became pinned by a tractor-trailer. Florida Highway Patrol accident investigators have released few details about the accident but acknowledge that the accident occurred on Colonial Drive at Mercy Drive around 6 a.m. on April 29. The accident closed the westbound lanes of SR 50 for several hours while investigators examined the scene and workers cleared debris from the roadway. Orlando police reopened the westbound lanes of SR 50 at 1 p.m.

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Florida Personal Injury Office Locations

Main Office

Orlando Personal Injury Office:
3117 Edgewater Dr.
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-425-2000
Toll Free: 877-FL-INJURY
Fax: 407-843-8274

Seminole County

Lake Mary Office:
1001 Heathrow Park Lane
Suite 4001
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: 407-487-4408

Osceola County

Kissimmee Office:
17 S. Orlando Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-966-4408

Volusia County

Daytona Beach Office:
1301 Beville Rd., Suite 8
Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Phone: 386-243-4994

DeBary Office:
465 Summerhaven Drive, Suite C
DeBary, FL 32713
Phone: 386-320-3911

Deland Office:
Downtown Executive Center
120 South Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32720
Phone: 386-206-1264

Citrus County

Inverness Office:
110 North Apopka Ave.
Inverness, FL 34453
Phone: 352-205-4341

Polk County

Lakeland Office:
1102 S. Florida Ave., Suite 104
Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone: 863-968-7551

Winter Haven Office:
325 Avenue A, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone: 863-968-7173

Hillsborough County

Tampa Office:
100 S. Edison St. Suite D
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-355-9772

Marion-Sumter Counties

The Villages Office:
3420 U.S. Hwy. 27/441
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Phone: 352-419-0825

Lake County

Mt. Dora Office:
602 East 5th Ave.
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
Phone: 352-436-4696

Clermont Office:
900 W. Highway 50
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-503-4674

Brevard County

Titusville Office:
506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: 321-222-7300

Cocoa Office:
96 Willard Street
Suite 206,
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-757-1373