Martin County Fire Chief Crashes into Semi While Responding To Accident
In a serious car accident on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016, a Martin County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief was hospitalized after a semi-truck attempted to cross in front of him while he was in route to the scene of another accident.
The victim, Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Scott Legg, was headed west on Martin Highway when the semi-truck, whose driver has not been publicly named attempted to turn left across the highway after having exited from I-95 in Palm City. According to the semi driver, Legg’s truck hit the back left corner of his vehicle’s trailer at high speed. As a result of the crash, the semi truck’s rear wheels and axle were torn from the undercarriage of the vehicle.
The semi driver was unhurt in the incident, while Legg suffered some injuries, none of which were life-threatening. After the accident, Battalion Chief Legg was taken to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center for treatment and recovery.
The case is still being investigated by Florida Highway Patrol authorities, and no further information has been released as to where the primary fault lies, or whether they suspect any factors such as distracted driving or impairment from drugs/alcohol. A spokesperson from the Florida Highway Patrol has since stated that the driver of the semi-truck may be cited for failure to yield.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an Orlando hit-and-run accident, or if are dealing with what you believe to be an Orlando-area wrongful death, you may be devastated and uncertain where to turn during this tumultuous time of legal and emotional stress. The first step of course is to seek medical attention for your injuries, but before you talk to anyone about the accident it is essential you first call an experienced Orlando personal injury attorney.
Since 1977, the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. have been representing individuals and families dealing with the repercussions of a serious crash. If you’d like to discuss your case with an experienced lawyer, call 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) to set up an appointment to discuss your needs and your legal rights as a victim.
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.