Motorcyclist Killed in Palm Bay Truck Accident on Interstate 95
A motorcyclist was killed in a Palm Bay truck accident on Interstate 95 when a semi slammed into him as he walked his bike off the freeway. According to Florida Highway Patrol troopers, the motorcyclist had mechanical problems causing it to become disabled. The victim was pushing his bike out of the southbound lanes of I-95 when a semi-truck ran over him and his bike.
The motorcyclist was killed upon impact. The driver of the semi-truck was unharmed. An investigation into the accident is still ongoing and no charges have been filed at the time of this report.
Large commercial truck drivers can cause serious injury and death to other motorists on the road when they are distracted or reckless. Trucks are particularly dangerous when traveling at high rates of speed on busy roads, due to the fact that they cannot slow down quickly and when traffic begins to change, trucks may run into vehicles in front of them. Negligent passing, speeding and failure to adhere to road rules are also main causes of Florida truck accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 25 percent of truckers that cause fatal accidents had a prior conviction for speeding on their record.
The injury attorneys at Dell & Schaefer have the resources to battle large trucking companies to get the compensation our clients deserve. We work with experts and investigators to figure out exactly what happened to bring negligent drivers to justice.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Florida truck accident, contact our injury lawyers today at (800) 383-7853 to discuss your options.