Fuel Truck Driver Dead After Fiery Palm Coast Truck Accident
A fuel truck driver was killed in a Palm Coast truck accident on December 24 when he collided with a tractor-trailer on I-95. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 4:27 a.m. at mile marker 291 on I-95 northbound when the fuel truck hit a tractor-trailer. Officials said the accident occurred when the fuel truck attempted to change lanes behind the tractor-trailer, hitting the left rear of the trailer. The accident caused the fuel truck to overturn and burst into flames, creating a giant fireball along the highway.
The fire was extinguished by 6:15 a.m. The driver of the fuel truck was killed in the accident. The driver of the tractor-trailer was injured in the collision. Extensive damage was done to I-95 and repairs took nearly 12 hours. According to FHP Sgt. Dylan Bryan, the roadway was damaged “beyond the point where it was safe to operate vehicles.”
According to investigators, there were no other witnesses to the accident, and the cause of the collision is still unknown.
Large commercial trucks can cause serious accidents, especially when other large trucks are involved. Fires, explosions, rollovers and jackknifing are all common occurrences in Florida truck accidents, and these incidents can cause other accidents to occur. When truck drivers are negligent and do not pay attention to the road when changing lanes or merging into traffic, even small collisions can turn into catastrophic accidents when drivers over-correct or hit smaller vehicles.
If a negligent truck driver has injured you, our Florida injury lawyers can help. We will fight for the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact us today to discuss your options or to schedule a consultation.