According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were at least 235,461 auto accidents recorded in our state in 2010, an average of 640 accidents every day. These accidents claim the lives of around 2,500 Floridians each year and injure tens of thousands more.
One man was killed and other seriously injured when the truck they were driving collided with the back of another truck on State Road 528 in Orange County. Florida Highway Patrol accident investigators are still conducting their investigation into the accident but report that the accident involved a U-Haul truck pulling a trailer and a pickup truck that was also hauling a trailer. Officers say that a 22-year-old passenger was killed and the 58-year-old driver of the U-Haul truck was seriously injured because they were following the pickup truck and trailer too closely when the accident occurred.