A multi-vehicle accident on Friday involved as many as 47 vehicles, and a number of accident victims experienced injuries. There were multiple crashes in the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 near the Manatee/Sarasota county line. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said that there was a great deal of mangled wreckage strewn along the highway due to the pileup. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, there were at least 52 people who were taken to area hospitals, and three victims were airlifted from the scene of the accident. Fortunately, there were no reported fatalities. The accident occurred after 3 p.m. during a rain storm, and it is very possible that the weather was a contributing factor.
According to a witness, drivers were colliding with each other one after the other. David Wagle, 57, was driving in the middle lane of I-75 when he saw a truck driver lose control with the trailer jackknifing to the right. He said, “For a minute, nonstop, you could hear crash after crash.” Wagle was lucky in that he avoided suffering injury. His truck went into a ditch, missing a row of trees. He said, “My truck doesn’t have a scratch. Every car literally around is smashed.”
Many accident victims involved in a pileup on an interstate are not as lucky as Mr. Wagle was. They sometimes suffer life-changing injuries or even death. If you or a family member has been involved in a Florida auto accident and you would like to speak with a lawyer, call 888-425-2004 today. Orlando personal injury attorney James O. Cunningham has been helping injured people since 1977, and he can help you get the compensation you need and deserve to cover medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. Call today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a vehicle accident, call toll-free at 1-888-FLA-Auto (1-888-352-2886).
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