A horse trailer accident Florida occurred before 6:30 a.m. eastern daylight time on October 8, 2010, in Davie, Broward County, when a vehicle jackknifed in the eastbound lanes of I-595 in Broward county Florida. For nearly 90 minutes eastbound traffic was brought to one lane until approximately 9:00 a.m. The incident caused the vehicle to strike a wall. Apparently the passenger and the driver weren’t hurt; although they were taken to an area hospital according to the Fire Rescue spokesman. Unfortunately the horse being trailored suffered a fractured leg which, was fatal to its existence; and therefore the horse was euthanized.
While the cause of the crash is still under investigation the story is quite concerning to many Davie, Florida residences since Davie is such a predominantly horse community; as well as to all horse. Since this did occur in Davie, Fire Rescue was familiar with and equipped to deal with such an accident involving horses.
Trailer accidents are unfortunately quite common and it is not unusual for a trailer to jackknife and over turn while being transported. While it has yet to be determined the exact cause of this tragic accident it is common for trailored vehicles to be susceptible to weight shifts from the cargo being transported; uneven weight distribution of the cargo aboard a trailer; cross winds; as well as other potentially sudden maneuvers between the trailer and the vehicle pulling it.
Operators of vehicles pulling a trailer should be well advised to maintain proper distances between it and other vehicles as well; as assuring that the trailer has been properly maintained and checked for proper tire inflation and wear as well as suspension concerns; and if the hitch is adequate and properly connected.
For further discussions regarding these types of accidents please feel free to consult with the Fort Lauderdale Injury Lawyer at the Schulman Law Group or by calling 1 (877) 529-0444