Lakeland, FL (May 29, 2021) – On Friday, May 28, a Center Hill man was killed and multiple truck drivers were injured following a multi-vehicle accident in the Lakeland area.
Local reports indicated that the deadly crash occurred at the intersection of US Highway 98 and Lakeland Acres Road at around 7 a.m. that morning. A driver was reportedly traveling southbound on the highway when he drifted into oncoming traffic, sideswiping an international semi-truck and trailer operated by a Georgia man.
The driver continued drifting into the northbound lane where he struck another semi tractor-trailer operated by a Port Richey man. The impact caused the 18-wheeler and its trailer to exit the roadway, coming to rest nearly 150 feet away at the treeline.
The at-fault driver was pronounced dead at the scene, and the two truckers were hospitalized for the treatment of sustained injuries. Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the incident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Sideswipe Accidents in Tampa FL
A driver can change in roughly 1.5 seconds, and this is more than enough time to cause a catastrophic car accident. These types of collisions involve drivers who fail to yield the right of way when making a lane change, resulting in a serious collision. More than 2,5000 people are killed and 27,000 injured in sideswipe crashes across the country each year.
If you or a loved one is involved in a serious Florida car accident, the resulting damages can be overwhelming, and recovering compensation is difficult for those who are unfamiliar with the law. Many victims are unsure of what to do next to protect their legal rights, and this can lead to issues when pursuing a Florida personal injury claim. An experienced Tampa personal injury attorney can help injured victims and their families recover lost compensation.
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