A woman was killed following a semi-tractor trailer crash on Interstate-75. Two semi-trucks collided on Friday, June 17, 2022, causing a natural gas tank from one truck to become airborne and land on the car that the woman was in. Source.
According to Florida Highway Patrol troopers, one semi-truck was headed north on I-75 when the driver drifted onto the outside shoulder and crashed into the trailer of a second semi-truck that was stopped on the shoulder. The impact of the crash caused a natural gas tank in one of the semi-trucks to separate and become airborne, eventually falling onto a Buick Enclave. A passenger in the Enclave, a forty-nine-year-old woman, was killed. The driver and two children in the Buick suffered minor injuries.
Following the crash, the semi-truck that was parked on the shoulder caught fire. Both drivers of the trucks suffered minor injuries following the crash.
Crashes involving trucks or commercial vehicles are much more dangerous than those between two personal-use vehicles. Not only are commercial trucks larger and heavier, but they can contain dangerous freight. Additionally, there is usually a company or corporation behind the vehicle, making legal ramifications more complex.
At Beltz & Beltz, our team of personal injury attorneys does not represent large companies. We represent you. If your loved one has suffered in a crash involving a truck or commercial vehicle, you may not even know where to start or what to do. The experienced attorneys at Beltz & Beltz work for you from the moment we accept your case to make sure you are not taken advantage of by a corporation.
Beltz & Beltz will conduct a thorough investigation of all companies involved in the crash to find the at-fault parties and ensure you and your family obtain the recovery you deserve. If you or your loved one has suffered in the event of a crash with a truck or commercial vehicle, contact our office.