One Killed in Crestview Truck Accident

One person was killed in a Crestview truck accident on January 8. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a truck driver operating a Peterbuilt semi-truck died after his truck swerved off I-10 and overturned, causing the cab to catch fire.

FHP reported that the truck was heading east on I-10 around 11 a.m. when his vehicle left the road and hit a Ford truck that was stopped on the shoulder of the interstate. The semi-truck then crossed both lanes, hit a guardrail, overturned and caught fire. According to FHP, the driver of the semi-truck was dead at the scene. The driver of the pickup truck was not injured in the accident, but damage to the Ford truck was estimated at $10,000.

When truck drivers become distracted behind the wheel, serious truck accidents can occur. Both state and federal laws regulate how many hours a week truck drivers can be on the road in order to prevent issues such as driver exhaustion or driver fatigue. When truck drivers do not follow these regulations, they made become exhausted and more easily distracted or negligent on the road. Florida truck accidents caused by inattentive drivers can cause serious injuries, such as brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken or lost limbs and other health issues that could require long-term medical care or rehabilitation.

Our Florida injury attorneys have the experience and resources to get the fair compensation you deserve after a negligent truck driver has injured you. We understand the serious injuries victims of truck accidents suffer from, and we want to help you recover comfortably and without hassle. Get in touch with us today to discuss your case.

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