One dead in three vehicle crash on I-95 in Brevard County

Last updated Friday, March 24th, 2023

One dead in three vehicle crash on I-95 in Brevard County

Florida Highway Patrol reports a three vehicle crash on I-95 in Brevard County early Tuesday morning, March 21, ending with one fatality.

The accident happened around 8:30 AM near Wickham Road Exit when a northbound semi lost control and swerved left to avoid hitting a Hyundai Accent. The semi’s front right smacked into the Accent’s back, knocking it off balance, then striking a Hyundai Elantra. The big bang forced the Elantra off the road, and into the woods, after hitting a road sign.

The Accent driver, a 70-year-old Palm Bay man, sustained severe injuries and was pronounced dead at a hospital. One of his passengers was also seriously injured and airlifted to the hospital. The driver of the Elantra, a 65-year-old Palm Bay woman, went to the hospital with minor injuries. The semi-truck driver, an Orlando man of 42, was not injured and stayed at the scene to cooperate.

Florida Highway Patrol is investigating, and more details should be available soon. 

Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of the deceased. We hope both of the injured recover quickly and in full.

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Fatal crash on I-95 in Brevard County

The tragic accident that claimed a life and left two injured underscores that trucks cause more deaths, serious injuries, and property damage than other vehicles. It’s even worse when they crash into cars. Injuries and fatalities caused by truck accidents are among the most common reasons for lawsuits against commercial trucking companies.

Many car drivers get into trouble with trucks because they overlook their size, speed, and braking ability. Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind when driving near trucks:

  • Stay out of blind spots. Commercial trucks have a lot of blind spots in the front, rear, and sides
  • Do not tailgate, and keep a safe distance
  • Give trucks more space in driving lanes
  • Do not cut off a truck 
  • Wear your seat belt.

In the aftermath of a fatal truck accident, families experience mental distress, emotional grief, and financial hardships. After a tragedy like this, you will probably have to wait a long time for your emotions to return to normal.

Rebein Law helps families whose loved ones have died in Florida car accidents. Our experienced Florida wrongful death lawyers will fight to protect your family’s rights, maximize compensation, and help you get closure.

Call Attorney Paul Rebein at (813) 305-7285 to get justice and compensation.

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