Category Archives: Trucking Accidents

Truck Accidents and Their Causes

The overwhelming majority of trucking accidents that occur are the result of a mistake committed by the semi-truck driver. According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) 62% of all trucking accidents are the results of truck driver error. There are many issues that contribute to trucking accidents and the enormous consequences it has on victims and their families. Common Reasons for Truck Accidents There are a multitude of reasons in which an accident can occur, below are some of the more common. Deadlines for delivering goods from one destination to another. All semi-truck drivers have stringent deadlines. Delivering their … Continue reading

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What Are the Legal Rights to Compensation of Injury Victims in Florida Trucking Accidents?

In Florida, semi-tractor trailers are commonly seen and driven on most major highways and Interstate roads in the State of Florida. Because of the size of the vehicle, accidents involving a semi tractor-trailer cause serious personal injuries to occupants of motor vehicles involved in a crash with a semi tractor-trailers. Because many of these injuries are permanent in nature and require a lifetime of medical care and follow-up in the form of pain management therapy and surgery, it is important for an injury victim and a trucking accident to retain the services of a Florida Personal Injury Attorney for advice, … Continue reading

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Fatal Bicycle Accident (Daniel Paul Smith) Reported in Polk County, Florida

In Polk County, Florida, a tragic bicycle accident was reported. Daniel Paul Smith was riding a bicycle on the shoulder of the road on U.S. Highway 27 when he was hit by a Semi Tractor Trailer. Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of the accident and will conduct a death investigation as to this matter. The bicyclist was ultimately pronounced dead after transport to Lakeland Regional Medical Center. For more details as to this incident, see Fatal Bicycle / Trucking Accident Reported in Polk County, Florida. Florida has laws and regulations in place for the … Continue reading

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Marion County Automobile Accident – Semi Truck Accident Leads to Death and Personal Injuries

An automobile accident in Marion County, Florida caused the death of Dr. William Canfield Evans, Jr. and injuries to a passenger. The unfortunate accident took place when Evans attempted a turn onto County Road 318 in front of a semi truck according to the Florida Highway Patrol. See Fatal Accident Reported in Marion County, Florida. Since a death resulted from this automobile accident, the Florida Highway Patrol and / or local law enforcement will complete a full investigation into the cause of the accident. The death of Dr. Evans, a longtime Florida resident, was certainly a tragic loss for his … Continue reading

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Motor Home / RV Collides with Semi Truck – Crash Kills 66 Year Old Woman (Sandra Gentry)

A fatal motor home – semi truck collision ( Florida trucking accident) was reported in Volusia County, Florida. The Florida Highway Patrol reported that Sandra Gentry was killed as a result of this Florida trucking accident / automobile accident. Like many accidents in the State of Florida, the crash took place on Interstate 95. Sandra Gentry was a passenger in a motor home / RV (Recreational Vehicle). It was reported that the motor home was heading Northbound on Interestate 95 and was towing a vehicle. A semi truck attempted to switch lanes and hit the driver’s side of the motor … Continue reading

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Man (George Crawford) Hit in Motorized Wheelchair on State Road 228 im Macclenny (Baker County) Florida

In Macclenny (Baker County) Florida, an automobile accident was reported by the Baker County Press Website. It was reported that a man (George Crawford) was hit while he was travelling in his motorized wheelchair on State Road 228. The wheelchair / automobile accident took place near Barber Road in the area of the local Wal-Mart. The force of the collision / impact ejected Mr. Crawford from his motorized wheelchair. The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the accident and will complete a report / traffic investigation as to the cause and preventability of this incident. See Man in … Continue reading

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Semi Truck (Logging Truck) Rear Ends Vehicle Driven by Bunnell Florida Woman (Theresa M. Woodfin)

The Florida Times Union recently reported on a fatal accident that took place in Flagler County, Florida. Theresa Woodfin was driving a Buick on Florida 100 when she slowed down to make a left hand turn to County Road 2005. A semi truck (logging truck) was behind Theresa Woodfin but unfortunately failed to stop to allow her the time and distance to safely make her turn. As a result, there was a fatal rear end accident that ended the life of Theresa Woodfin who was only 28 years old at the time of the accident. See Fatal Trucking Accident Reported … Continue reading

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Fatal Automobile – Pick Up Truck Accident Reported in Polk County, Florida

In Polk County, Florkda, a fatal automobile accident was reported that involved two pick up trucks/ The crash took place just before 7:00 p.m. in Lake Hamilton, Florida. One pick up truck had apparently turned into the path of another pick up truck. See Two People Killed and Others Suffer Personal Injuries in Polk County, Florida. Many Florida automobile accidents can be avoided if drivers obey the posted speed limit zones, traffic signals and road signs. Accidents can also be avoided if drivers limit driver distractions. See Florida Traffic Rules, Laws, and Regulations – Frequently Asked Questions.

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Serious Automobile / Semi Truck Accident Reported in Marion County, Florida

In Marion County, Florida, a serious automobile accident / semi truck accident was reported by the Florida Highway Patrol. The accident involved an automobile driven by an elderly Florida driver and a semi truck driver. The Florida Highway Patrol reported that the trucker was unable to stop as the driver of the automobile was making a turn. See Marion County Florida Crash Leads to Serious Personal Injuries. In Florida,it is important that drivers follow the various rules and regulations that are in place. See Florida Traffic Rules and Regulations – Frequently Asked Questions.

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Rear End Accident in North Florida (Near Flagler County Line) Leads to Death of Two Men from New England

In Florida, Interstate 95 is a major highway that spans the State from South Florida right up to the Georgia Border and beyond. It is a major traffic artery for the State of Florida that unfortunately is also the site of many major automobile accidents and trucking accidents. It was reported that a rear end accident on Interstate 95 lead to the deaths of two men from New England – James Bellerose (age 40) and Gary Kalil (age 39). See Two Dead After Crash on Interstate 95. The State of Florida has specific traffic rules, regulations, and laws in place. … Continue reading

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