Zephyrhills, FL (May 16, 2022) – A 19-year-old from Tampa was killed after being involved in a collision with two semi-trucks in Zephyrhills on Friday afternoon, May 13. The deadly crash was reported on County Road 54 at around 12:30 p.m.
The deceased was reportedly traveling in a vehicle driven by a 20-year-old Tampa woman at the time of the accident. The driver was following a tractor-trailer headed eastbound on the roadway when she attempted to overtake the vehicle. The car crashed head-on with an oncoming semi-truck traveling in the westbound lane.
The Tampa man riding in the vehicle suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman and her passenger, along with the driver of the other semi, were injured for treatment.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is underway.
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.
Fatal Trucking Accidents in Florida
In the United States, around 500,000 commercial vehicle accidents occur each year. Thousands of people are killed in these accidents. In 2019, a passenger automobile was involved in over 67 percent of all truck-related fatalities. In the case of a collision with a huge truck, passengers in passenger cars may suffer life-altering or even deadly injuries. Long-haul truckers are more inclined to make dangerous and reckless actions.
It may be terrible for surviving family members when a family member dies as a consequence of someone else’s negligence or incompetence. The relatives of the dead victim are typically burdened by unanticipated bills and other disaster-related consequences. They also have to cope with emotions of powerlessness and dissatisfaction. A wrongful death may cause a profound feeling of grief as well as a deterioration in financial circumstances. Survivors of a loved one’s death naturally desire to hold those guilty for their loss accountable by bringing a wrongful death claim with the aid of an attorney.
When a loved one is killed in a car accident, you need a Zephyrhills wrongful death lawyer that can assist you with every aspect of your case or claim. This necessitates the employment of an experienced wrongful death lawyer. Rebein Law has a history of helping people in Tampa who have lost a loved one in a deadly vehicle accident. We know how to effectively prosecute a wrongful death claim because of our years of expertise. Our car accident lawyers want to help you hold the responsible party accountable and responsible and get the compensation you deserve.
To learn more about how we may help you, call 813-305-7285 and talk with attorney Paul Rebein.
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