Contact Our Florida Injury Lawyers for Sarasota Truck Accidents
Police are still looking for a truck involved in an October 29 Sarasota truck accident. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, around 2:38 p.m. near Bee Ridge Road and Beneva Road, a yellow tree company truck carrying a ladder began to edge into the left lane on State Road 758 heading eastbound, failing to yield to a Ford pickup already in the lane. The ladder attached to the truck’s trailer struck the Ford’s left front, damaging the vehicle. The ladder then fell off the trailer upon impact and the truck driver fled the scene. A Ford Fusion was also stopped in a left turn lane and the ladder collided with the Fusion’s left front when it fell.
At the time of this report, police have not filed any charges and are still looking for the yellow truck involved in the hit-and-run accident. No life-threatening injuries were reported.
Truck drivers are required to load cargo properly and a poorly-loaded trailer can cause tipping and spills, which can endanger other drivers on the road. An experienced injury lawyer can determine liability in a trucking accident by considering the weight of the trailer at the time of the collision as well as what material was being hauled. Drivers also have a maximum load capacity and are required to follow specific weight limits.
Hit-and-run truck accidents are an extreme form of negligence and the truck drivers involved in these accidents deserve to be brought to justice. Our Florida accident attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure reckless truck drivers are held responsible for the injuries and damages they cause. Contact our injury lawyers today at (800) 383-7853 for a free consultation about your case.