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Crash involving concrete truck kills 2, injures 4 in Florida

On Behalf of | Mar 28, 2022 | Car Accidents

The increases to size and weight of commercial vehicles inherently increases stopping distances and prompts a need to allow sufficient time and space to react to changes in traffic patterns. When truck drivers fail to take such measures, the results could prove cataclysmic. A recent car accident involving a concrete truck in Florida has reportedly claimed the lives of two individuals and left three others in critical condition.  

Truck accident 

Reports indicate that the crash occurred on a recent Tuesday as a family of six who were in Florida on vacation was stopped at a red light at an intersection. For reasons that remain unclear, the driver of a concrete truck suddenly crashed into the rear-end of their vehicle, pushing it into a third vehicle in the process. Authorities say that two members of the family suffered fatal harm in the crash and died at the scene. 

Emergency responders say that the other four individuals were all transported to a medical facility with injuries, two of whom reportedly remain in critical condition. Reports indicate that none of the others involved in the incident were injured. Authorities did not provide any further information as to what might have caused the truck driver to fail to stop in time to prevent a collision and the investigation into the crash remains ongoing. 

Severe injuries and sudden loss 

Suffering life-altering injuries and the loss of someone close during a car accident can be difficult to accept, especially when stemming from the negligent decisions of another party. Following such a stressful and daunting experience, a person in Florida could benefit from speaking with a personal injury attorney for guidance on his or her available legal avenues. While there may be nothing that can change what took place, a successful legal claim could help bring much needed restitution during a potentially harrowing time in one’s life.