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One Man Killed in Fiery Trucking Accident that Closed Interstate 95 for Several Hours

January 2, 2014

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.

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Two People Seriously Injured in Central Florida Trucking Accident

October 18, 2013

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.

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Three People Seriously Injured in Trucking Accident Near Eustis

January 25, 2013

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.

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Tips to Help You Avoid Becoming a Florida Truck Accident Statistic

December 31, 2012

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.

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Florida Truck Accident Closes Two Lanes of I-4

December 7, 2012

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.

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Two Florida Trucking Accidents Close Nearly All Lanes of Interstate 95

August 14, 2012

Two separate accidents involving tractor-trailers closed nearly all northbound and all southbound lanes of Interstate 95 near Palm Beach recently and sent three people to area hospitals with undisclosed injuries. The first accident occurred around 9:31 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-95 near 45th Street when a sudden downpour caused a chain reaction accident in very heavy traffic. Florida Highway Patrol troopers are still conducting their investigation, but they say that this accident involved at least five passenger vehicles and a tractor-trailer. Two people were injured in this chain reaction trucking accident.

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Fatal Florida Trucking Accident Closes Two Lanes of Interstate 95

December 15, 2011

A trucking accident involving two tractor-trailers on Interstate 95 recently closed two lanes of the busy highway and claimed the life of one of the truck drivers. Florida Highway Patrol officers say the accident occurred around 5 a.m. at mile marker 189 south of the I-95 exchange with Wickham Road. Emergency responders from Brevard County Fire Rescue said one truck was hauling PVC piping and the other was carrying general merchandise when the driver of the truck carrying the PVC rear-ended the other truck, causing more than 70 gallons of diesel fuel to spill onto the road.

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Federal Agency Proposes Reduction in Driving Time for Truck Drivers

September 16, 2011

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the agency that enforces compliance with trucking regulations, has proposed lowering the hours a truck driver can spend behind the wheel before taking a break in an effort to reduce trucking accidents in the U.S. The FMCSA would like to reduce driving time from 11 hours in each 14-hour shift to 10 hours. The proposed changes would also mandate that drivers take more time off from work between seven-day stretches of working and require drivers to take a one-hour break from long shifts, including time spent loading and unloading freight. The agency expects to issue a ruling on the proposed changes by October 28. Trucking companies are strongly opposed to the changes, saying that the new rules would increase their costs of doing business.

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Trucking Accident Closes One Lane of Interstate 275

February 10, 2010

This article from ABC Action News reports that one lane of Interstate 275 had to be closed for more than a day after a cement truck overturned and spilled cement all over the roadway. The Florida trucking accident occurred near the Pinellas Bayway and left a hole in the on-ramp to Interstate 275 from the Pinellas Bayway that was 28 feet long, 6 feet wide, and 8 inches deep.
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Trucking Accident Results in Serious Injuries for Teen

November 28, 2009

An accident involving a semi truck and a van at the intersection of Interstates 10 and 75 in Columbia County resulted in two people sent to the hospital with injuries. A 15-year-old girl from Alabama, transported to Shands at the University of Florida, sustained injuries described as serious. The 42-year-old driver of the 1999 Dodge van, also from Alabama, received medical treatment for undisclosed minor injuries at Lake City Medical. The 43-year-old driver of the 2000 Freightliner semi truck involved in the accident was reportedly unhurt.

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Orange County:
Orlando, FL

236 South Lucerne Circle East
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-425-2000

Seminole County:
Lake Mary, FL

300 International Parkway #100
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: 407-487-4408

Osceola County:
Kissimmee, FL

17 S. Orlando Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-966-4408

Volusia County:
Daytona Beach, FL

1301 Beville Rd., Suite 8
Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Phone: 386-243-4994

Volusia County:
DeBary, FL

465 Summerhaven Drive, Suite C
DeBary, FL 32713
Phone: 386-320-3911

Volusia County:
Deland, FL

120 South Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32720
Phone: 386-206-1264

Citrus County:
Inverness, FL

110 North Apopka Ave.
Inverness, FL 34453
Phone: 352-205-4341

Polk County:
Lakeland, FL

1102 S. Florida Ave., Suite 104
Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone: 863-968-7551

Polk County:
Winter Haven, FL

325 Avenue A, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone: 863-968-7173

Hillsborough County:
Tampa, FL

100 S. Edison St. Suite D
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-355-9772

Marion-Sumter Counties:
The Villages, FL

3420 U.S. Hwy. 27/441
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Phone: 352-419-0825

Lake County:
Mt. Dora, FL

Mt. Dora, FL
Phone: 352-436-4696

Lake County:
Clermont, FL

3721 S Hwy 27, Suite A
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-503-4674

Brevard County:
Titusville, FL

506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: 321-222-7300

Brevard County:
Cocoa, FL

96 Willard Street, Suite 206
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-757-1373

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