Lakeland Truck Accident Kills Two Motorcyclists
A Lakeland truck accident killed two motorcyclists when a garbage truck collided into a couple on a Harley Davidson on November 30. The 48-year-old and 36-year-old victims were heading south on Lakeland Highlands Road when a Republic Services garbage truck attempted to cross over the road toward the Grove Glen East subdivision. The garbage truck crossed in front of the motorcyclists, causing a collision.
The operator of the motorcycle attempted to swerve to avoid the collision, but he struck the driver’s side of the garbage truck. The passenger of the motorcycle was found underneath the truck and both were pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the garbage truck applied emergency braking during the accident and was not injured. An investigation into the accident is ongoing and, at the time of this report, no charges have been filed.
When commercial truck drivers are negligent and do not pay attention to the road, smaller motor vehicles, including motorcycles, can easily be missed and involved in collisions. Truck accidents are often caused by truck driver error, which can include exhaustion, inattentiveness, fatigue, driving under the influence, speeding and other forms of negligence. If you are injured in a truck accident, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries. An experienced personal injury attorney can investigate to figure out who is at fault.
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