Davie, FL (January 22, 2022) – One person was injured in a semi-truck accident that took place on a major highway in Davie on Saturday morning, January 22.
According to Broward County officials, the accident happened around 5 a.m. in the northbound lanes of traffic on the Florida Turnpike near I-595. The accident allegedly took place when the driver of a semi-truck was about to strike a passenger vehicle but swerved out of the way just in time. This caused the driver of the passenger vehicle and a small box truck to lose control and collide with each other.
Police confirmed that a driver made a U-turn to avoid the crash and, in doing so, struck the semi-truck. The driver of the truck ran off the side of the road where it struck a concrete barrier and dangled over the side of the overpass. The vehicles involved in the accident were extensively damaged.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the vehicle that was making a U-turn was rushed to the hospital but is expected to recover.
Due to the severity of the accident, all northbound lanes of traffic were blocked in the area until 9 a.m.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Truck Accidents in Florida
According to statistics released by the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, approximately 32,000 truck accidents took place in 2017 alone throughout the state. Because trucks are some of the largest vehicles on our roads, they are capable of causing some of the most extensive harm in the event of an accident. Truck drivers are expected to be some of the safest drivers on our roads but these accidents still continue to happen every year, especially in major cities. If you have been hurt in a truck accident caused by another party, you should have the help of an attorney on your side.
The aftermath of a truck accident can be a difficult thing to face on your own. Because of this, you should have the skilled assistance of a Davie truck accident attorney on your side. Truck accident claims are known for being some of the most complex claims, especially because drivers are expected to follow certain regulations and many parties could be at fault. In fact, some of the following parties are most likely to be held liable for a truck accident:
- Truck drivers
- Trucking companies
- Cargo loaders
If you have sustained injuries in a truck accident, you should have the assistance of a Davie personal injury attorney.
Davie Truck Accident Attorneys
Our attorneys at Eggnatz | Pascucci are here for you after a life-altering truck accident in Florida. We understand that it is often difficult to establish who is legally responsible in the event of a truck crash. We also know that insurance companies will sometimes use tactics so that they can avoid liability for an accident. Our attorneys will stand by your side and help you work toward the compensation you deserve in your time of need. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Davie at (954) 505-8224 for more information on how we can help you.
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