Earlier this week, on Monday morning, a tractor-trailer was traveling down a Brevard County section of the southern lanes of Interstate 95 when it was involved in an accident that resulted in lengthy lane closures and the hospitalization of several individuals. The crash itself is still under investigation, and many of the details relating to the incident have either not been resolved or not been released, but the Florida Highway patrol and the Brevard County Fire Rescue issued statements that included the most pertinent of the known facts. Read the rest »
In Clermont on this past Monday an accident took place on the Florida Turnpike that resulted in two vehicles catching fire and two people being hospitalized. The report from the Florida Highway Patrol is foggy and incomplete, however it appears that one of the vehicles involved was a dump truck that was carrying a full load of gravel. The second vehicle in the incident was a semi-trailer. It is not clear whether or not the semi-trailer was hauling anything at the time of the crash or if it was empty. Read the rest »
A week ago, on Saturday, the Orlando area suffered from an evening of rain which left the roads slick and dangerous. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, numerous crashes occurred as a result of the inclement weather, with the bulk of them happening between the hours of 2:00 and 11:00 in the morning. The crash that began the difficult early hours occurred close to mile marker 87 on I-4 West, near the Fairbanks curve. This incident involved a tractor trailer, although the report did not say if any other vehicles were involved or if anyone was injured. Read the rest »
A tractor-trailer traveling down I-95 early on Thursday morning became the primary focus of an accident that resulted in the complete shut-down of all the lanes in either direction of the major traffic artery. While the complete details around the accident are not included in the initial report from the Florida Highway Patrol, it seems that the incident took place close to the county line separating Brevard County and Volusia County, in the city of Mims. Read the rest »
Around 3:30 in the morning on Saturday, a Dodge pickup was driving west on U.S. Highway 92 in Volusia County. For reasons that are not immediately clear, the driver of this pickup, a 27-year-old man named Justin Wagner, activated the hazard lights of the van and began to make a turn off of the highway onto the right shoulder of the road. While in the process of leaving the highway, Wagner was suddenly jarred out of his plans when his car was struck from behind by van, causing both vehicles to receive a tremendous amount of damage. Read the rest »
An uncommon accident this past weekend in Volusia County brings attention to the dangers of on-the-beach driving. Read the rest »
Traffic on I-95 was stopped in both directions early Friday morning due to a fatal crash involving a box truck loaded with paper. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, at approximately 1:30 am the box truck was traveling northbound on I-95 near State Road 16 in St. John’s County.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a trucking accident that seriously injured three people on Jan. 11. They report that the accident occurred around 5 p.m. at the intersection of S.R. 44A and Forestdel Drive when a car driven by a 22-year-old DeLand man turned into the path of a tractor-trailer. The driver and two passengers, the driver’s 43-year-old father and a 44-year-old man, were airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where they are being treated for undisclosed injuries. The accident closed S.R. 44A while troopers conducted their investigation, and the road was reopened a few hours after the accident. Troopers say that charges are pending in connection with the accident.
Earlier this month on Dec. 3, two people were killed and two more injured in south Florida when a truck collided with a passenger car, causing it to burst into flames. This trucking accident exemplifies the potential dangers of passenger cars sharing the road with huge trucks weighing up to 80,000 pounds. The truck driver was cited for making an improper lane change and operating a vehicle in an unsafe condition after the accident.
Orlando police officers closed two lanes of Interstate 4 recently after a semi truck jack-knifed, causing an accident that sent one person to an area hospital with injuries. Police say that the recent accident occurred in the eastbound lanes of I-4 south of Universal Boulevard. They report that the driver lost control of his rig and that it jack-knifed, causing it to strike a tree in the median and stall traffic past Sand Lake Road. The collision caused a fuel tank on the truck to rupture, and emergency crews had to spray fire retardant around the accident scene.