Naples Truck Accident Kills One, Injures Four
A Naples truck accident that occurred on Old U.S. 41 killed one man and injured four others on November 20. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a semi-truck was attempting to turn right onto U.S. 41 and failed to yield to an SUV heading northbound on Old 41. The van collided into the semi-truck and two passengers were ejected from the SUV.
The driver of the semi-truck did not suffer any injuries. A passenger in the SUV was killed upon impact. The driver and three other passengers in the SUV were taken to a local hospital with severe injuries. One passenger was in critical condition at the time of this report. The highway was closed for more than four hours in both directions during cleanup after the collision.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing, and at the time of this report no charges have been filed.
Truck driver error is the leading cause of truck accidents and, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, accounts for 88 percent of all large truck collisions in the U.S. When truck drivers are negligent and willfully disobey the laws of the road, all other motor vehicles are at risk. Most collisions with these large trucks result in serious injuries, some even fatal. Smaller motor vehicles are often completely flattened or stuck under trailers in collisions with big rigs, and fires, explosions and rollovers are not uncommon.
If you have suffered injuries in a truck accident, our Florida injury attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.