Last Friday, a box truck transporting coconuts north on State Road 429 around 5:10 in the evening got a flat tire around mile marker 15. The truck pulled over to the side of the road and the driver exited the vehicle. A passing driver in a Ford van noticed that the box truck and pulled over to assist. While they were sitting on the northbound shoulder, another Ford, a pickup pulling a trailer, approached the incident. At this time, all of the occupants of both the truck and the van were standing outside of their vehicles, appraising the situation and attempting to change the tire.
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.
Very early on Thursday morning, part Interstate 95, cutting through Brevard County, was shut down due to a fiery accident that resulted in a semi-truck and trailer being engulfed in flames. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash took place close to Grant-Valkaria, at Interstate 95’s 164th mile marker.
A week ago, we reported on an accident that took place between a truck hauling oysters and a Lexus that resulted in the death of the Lexus driver, a 71-year-old man. When we wrote the article we mentioned that the truck and its driver had fled the scene and that neither had been recovered. Now, a week later, the Florida Highway Patrol has released an update to the story that indicates that the truck involved in the incident was recovered.
A strange accident on Wednesday has left Osceola County police looking for a truck full of oysters in connection with the death of a 71-year-old man. The incident that has left authorities scrambling for answers took place around 8:00 in the evening, at the intersection of U.S. 192 and Hickory Tree Road. Reconstructions of the scene display a strange series of events.
Around 7:40 on Wednesday morning a head-on collision accident occurred in Lake County between a 2007, four-door Lincoln and a Mack truck loaded with fertilizer.
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.
A vehicle accident in Southwest Miami-Dade involving a semi-truck and a car has left one dead. The accident happened in the early morning on US Highway 1 near Southwest 146th Street in Palmetto Bay. According to eye witness reports, the car was traveling north when it collided with the truck.
On Monday morning, a traffic accident occurred on U.S. 27 in Lake County, close to where the highway crosses with Independence Boulevard and close to where 31 begins. The accident was a destructive one, and several individuals were injured. One individual was killed. For several days, authorities were having some difficulty identifying the deceased person involved, but today that mystery has finally come to a close.
On Thursday two wrong way crashes happened within just hours of each other in Broward, Florida, leaving one person dead and four others injured.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the fatal crash involved a red Ford F-150 pickup truck. The truck was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike. At some point, near Lauderhill, the pickup truck lost control and rolled several times.