Ocala.com reports that a three vehicle trucking accident on Interstate 75 early on the morning of December 1, 2009, sent one person to a local hospital with injuries described as non-life threatening. Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol said that one of the vehicles involved in the accident was a semi truck loaded with 150 Christmas trees. When the article was published, troopers were not yet certain about the cause of the auto accident, but they believe that the accident began when a Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck broke down in the right lane of I-75.
Sometime later, a GMC flat bed truck arrived on the scene and parked in front of the Dodge in order to load and transport it to a repair shop. Police say the driver of a semi truck hauling Christmas trees attempted to avoid colliding with the Dodge truck disabled in the right lane by swerving left, but the right front of the semi hit the back of the GMC, forcing the Dodge and the GMC off the road. The 55-year-old driver of the flat bed who was injured in the trucking accident said the Dodge was on his flat bed and secured, and that he was traveling at approximately 50 mph when the semi sideswiped his truck.
Troopers with the FHP said there were no witnesses to the trucking accident and no charges were pending when the article was published. The 57-year-old driver of the semi truck said that he had picked up the Christmas trees in Wisconsin, and they were bound for Lakeland. Accident investigators say the trucking accident occurred 150 to 200 yards from the State Road 40 exit and entrance on Interstate 75.
The GMC flat bed’s driver is very fortunate that he suffered only minor injuries in this trucking accident. Generally, trucking accidents result in serious and often fatal injuries for anyone struck by a vehicle weighing tens of thousands of pounds. Orlando trucking accident lawyer James O. Cunningham has provided legal advice for the people and families of those hurt and killed in trucking accident since 1977. He offers free consultations and never charges his clients a fee unless he makes a financial recovery. If you or a loved one have been hurt, or a family member killed, in a Florida trucking accident, call Orlando trucking accident attorney James O. Cunningham today.
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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