Tampa, FL (November 5, 2022) – A fatal traffic crash occurred on an interstate in Tampa on November 4. The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene shortly after the incident occurred.
Reports show that the incident happened on I-75 near Big Bend Road when a car hauler caught fire. The wreck happened moments later. The driver of another tractor-trailer stopped in traffic when he saw the fire, and was rear-ended by an SUV.
The driver of the SUV suffered fatal injuries in the accident. The tractor-trailer driver sustained no injuries in the accident.
The fire was extinguished before anyone was hurt in that incident. The southbound lanes of the interstate were blocked for several hours.
Authorities in Tampa continue to investigate the details of the incident.
We want to offer our condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Florida Truck Collisions
More than 11 million semi-trucks are registered In the US that transport potentially dangerous loads and materials. When a semi-truck and a passenger car are involved in a crash, the likelihood of a fatality occurring is approximately ten times higher than a crash involving two passenger cars, according to information provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
After being involved in a crash with a semi, you should immediately seek medical care. Additionally, before you speak to the insurance company, you should call a truck crash lawyer who is experienced in personal injury cases of this nature. You may be eligible for financial compensation for the losses and damages you face. Financial compensation can help you pay for medical bills, lost wages, vehicle repairs, and more.
Accidents involving semi-trucks are often more injurious and violent simply due to the fact that 18-wheelers are about 20 to 30 times heavier than the average passenger car. Some common types of personal injuries that can result from a car vs semi accident include:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
Losing a loved one in an accident is an extremely hard experience to go through. Not only was the loss unexpected, but it may also end up costing you and your family a lot of money. Depending on the cause of the accident, you may be able to collect compensation for the losses and damages you face in relation to your loved one’s accident. A wrongful death lawyer in Tampa can help you get the money you need to financially recover.
In Florida, Rebein Law helps victims and the surviving family members of of semi-truck accidents, and we are dedicated to ensuring that our clients are able to financially recover. We work hard to hold trucking firms and drivers accountable for their actions when they cause accidents that injure innocent drivers. In many situations, the trucking company’s negligence was what led to the accident and any injuries that followed.
Call Attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 right away to set up a meeting with a skilled truck accident attorney in Tampa.
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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.