A Florida truck driver died in a serious trucking accident on I-75. According to Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of the at-fault tractor-trailer, a Florida native, was travelling on I-75, when he failed to reduce the speed of his truck as he came upon another tractor-trailer.
The result was a fatal rear-end accident between these two Florida tractor-trailers. Following the collision, the rear truck careened off the road onto a paved shoulder where it caught fire and the truck driver died. The driver of the tractor-trailer which was rear-ended sustained injuries as a result of the collision and was treated at a nearby hospital.
There are countless dangers that arise from the operation of large tractor-trailers. Anybody who has driven on I-95 in Miami to Fort Lauderdale and up through West Palm Beach can likely attest to how dangerous these roadways are, especially with the heavy tractor-trailer traffic coming and going to the ports in South Florida.
In addition, drivers themselves must take extra precautions while operating these vehicles on South Florida roadways. Unexpected issues such as a tire blowing out, shifting weight within a cargo container, or unexpectedly slow traffic ahead, can have serious consequences that a truck driver must be prepared for.
Auto accidents involving tractor-trailers occur often in the South Florida region, and are common on roadways from Fort Lauderdale to Davie, Weston, and other local areas. These collisions carry with them inherent complexity so if you find yourself involved in a collision with a tractor-trailer, be sure to consult an experienced and skillful Fort Lauderdale trucking accident personal injury attorney to ensure that your interests are competently represented.
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