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.
Accident investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol said that the cement truck was southbound on I-275 when it attempted to exit onto the Bayway off ramp, hit the center guardrail and flipped, causing the cement tank to fall off the truck. The truck’s cement tank caused the long, broad hole in the pavement when it fell. The Florida Department of Transportation estimated that it would take several weeks for road crews to repair the hole and allow the opening of the exit. The truck’s driver was taken to Bayfront Medical Center and treated for undisclosed injuries.
The length, breadth and depth of the gouge in the roadway is a clear indication of how heavy large trucks are and the damage that can occur if they collide with a guardrail, another vehicle or something else. Drivers and passengers in vehicles struck by trucks weighing tens of thousands of pounds are often killed or suffer injuries that change the course of their lives forever. Trucking accident survivors often face long and very expensive roads to recovery and must contend with severe financial hardship.
Since 1977, Orlando trucking accident attorney James O. Cunningham has been helping trucking accident victims recover the compensation they deserve by taking on the big insurance companies as an advocate for his clients. The compensation includes the costs of medical treatment, lost wages and other accident-related costs provided under the law.
The Law Offices of James O. Cunningham are located throughout Central Florida, so if you would like to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney, chances are very good that one of his law offices is close by. He offers free consultations and gives each client’s case his personal attention. Call today and schedule a free consultation with Orlando trucking accident lawyer James O. Cunningham.
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.
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