Tampa, FL (November 13, 2021) – The operator of a semi-truck was killed following a two-vehicle accident in Tampa on Friday morning, November 12. The fatal collision occurred at the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Waring Drive at around 1 a.m.
Local reports revealed that a 27-year-old Mississippi man was traveling east in the turn lane. At the same time, a semi-truck was headed west in the inside lane. At the intersection, the man from Gulfport, Mississippi turned into the path of the semi.
Both vehicles collided and ended up in the yard of a local residence. The 53-year-old man operating the commercial truck sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The Gulfport man sustained serious injuries in the crash.
An ongoing accident investigation is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Trucking Accidents in Florida
Each year, approximately 500,000 commercial truck accidents occur in the United States. These crashes result in thousands of deaths. Nearly 67% of all truck-related deaths in 2019 involved someone riding in a passenger car. Passengers in passenger vehicles may suffer life-altering or even fatal injuries in the event of a collision with a large truck. Truckers who spend a lot of time on the road are more likely to make risky and irresponsible decisions.
When a loved one dies as a result of someone else’s carelessness or negligence, it can be devastating for the surviving family members. Unforeseen costs and other damages associated with the disaster frequently burden the family of the deceased victim. On top of that, they have to deal with feelings of frustration and helplessness. Wrongful death can quickly inflict a deep sense of loss as well as a deteriorating financial situation. Surviving family members naturally want to hold those responsible for their loved one’s death accountable by filing a wrongful death claim with the help of a Tampa truck accident lawyer.
Semi-Truck Crash Lawyer in Tampa
Our main goal at Rebein Law is to help families get the most money possible after losing a loved one in a deadly accident. Our track record demonstrates that we know how to get results for our customers. Even in the most difficult cases, our legal knowledge and tenacity have resulted in favorable outcomes for our clients. Thousands of clients have benefited from our catastrophic injury lawyers in Tampa, who have helped them obtain compensation following the death of a loved one. Wrongful death claims are among the most difficult to handle. Having experienced legal counsel on your side can make all the difference.
If you have lost a loved one in an unexpected accident, call Attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 to speak with a Tampa wrongful death lawyer about your case.
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Disclaimer: The purpose of this post is to inform our readers about the dangers of driving and to provide information for people who are injured in an accident in Florida. This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information provided is intended to be legal or medical advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.