A Brevard County, Florida deputy died last weekend when his patrol vehicle was hit by a semi-truck. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the 32 year old deputy was on his way to work in Viera, driving southbound on Interstate 95 just north of State Road 50, when he was hit by the semi-truck carrying car parts. Read the rest »
On Tuesday morning, just before 6:00, Suprice, a Deltona resident, was behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer as he made his way down one of the right, westbound lanes of Interstate 4, outside of Orlando. At the same time, a man named Pollard was driving a Kia in the leftmost western bound lane. Suprice told members of the Florida Highway Patrol that as he neared State Road 408 he heard a surprisingly loud boom from his truck. Then he lost control of the vehicle. Pollard had been trying to pass the tractor-trailer, and at the time when Suprice claims he heard a loud noise the Kia was directly to the tractor-trailer’s left side. Read the rest »
This past Saturday, the Florida Highway Patrol as well as other emergency response services for Lake County were called to the 276th mile marker of the Florida Turnpike in Lake County. Receiving reports of an overturned tractor trailer as well as debris scattered across the road, the FHP and affiliated emergency services rushed to the scene. Read the rest »
Last Monday, members of the Orange County Fire Rescue were called to the northbound lanes of State Road 429, right around where a connection ramp to the Florida Turnpike is located, in response to a reports of an overturned vehicle. When they arrived, they found a large truck on its side, seemingly having collided with the on-ramp’s guardrail. Also at the scene were numerous bottles of gatorade that had spilled out of the truck’s broken trailer. Read the rest »
A 27-year-old Alabama man was charged with careless driving after an accident in Escambia County on October 27th. The crash happened at the intersection of Century Boulevard and Champion Drive around 5:45 a.m. Authorities say that truck driver Ryan Joiner, who was driving a 2015 Peterbilt, was stopped in the median northbound on Century Boulevard and drove into the direct path of 22-year-old Nakeem Williams’s vehicle when he attempted to re-enter the traffic way. Williams was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital with minor injuries, and the truck driver now faces careless driving charges for failing to see the oncoming driver.
An officer had just dropped off an inmate recently released from the Franklin Correctional Center, when the vehicle he was traveling in collided with a semi-truck on State Road 30. Officer James Massey was headed west in a 2005 Ford Taurus when, for an unknown reason, he crossed the center line and hit a 2015 Volvo semi, nearly head on.
A recent fatal accident involving two tractor-trailers on Interstate 95 killed one man and forced authorities to close the interstate for several hours to investigate the crash and clear debris from the roadway. Florida Highway Patrol troopers report that one of the trucks was a tanker carrying fuel, which caught fire and exploded during the accident. Troopers say that the driver of the tanker truck, a 41-year-old Jacksonville man, was fatally injured in the accident.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers investigating a trucking accident in Lake County report that two people were sent to area hospitals with serious injuries after their cars were struck by a tractor-trailer. Troopers report that the 19-year-old driver of a Honda Civic was northbound on Buckhill Road around 8:30 a.m. one recent morning when he turned into the path of the truck at the intersection with County Road 455. They say that the 51-year-old driver of the truck was eastbound on C.R. 455 at the time of the accident and swerved left to avoid striking the Honda but was unable to avoid the collision. The impact caused the truck’s trailer to topple over and land on a nearby Subaru automobile driven by a 36-year-old Clermont woman.
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.