Baldwin, FL – Three Injured in Multi-Vehicle Collision on US-301Jacksonville Accident News
Baldwin, FL (July 30, 2020) – Early Monday, three people were injured following a multi-vehicle collision on US-301 in Baldwin.
The accident, according to police, took place in the eastbound lanes of US-301 around the I-10 area. The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed that the accident took place when a tractor-trailer attempted to navigate a turn but crashed into a barrier and went into the opposite lanes of traffic. The truck struck a van and a pickup truck as it overturned. Two additional vehicles were struck by flying debris.
The driver of the tractor-trailer and two other drivers were seriously injured as a result of the accident. A 32-year-old man from Jacksonville received the most severe injuries.
Numerous responders were present at the scene of the accident including law enforcement officials, three fire engines, and paramedics. They assisted those with injuries and ensured that injured victims were taken to the hospital.
The roadway was blocked in the area for several hours as police worked the scene.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Truck Accidents in Florida
Florida experiences more truck accidents than many other states in the U.S. In just one year, hundreds of victims lose their lives in these accidents while thousands more are injured as a result. Truck accidents are generally some of the most serious accidents on our roads due to the fact that trucks are some of the largest vehicles on our roads. This means that they are prone to causing some of the most catastrophic harm. Being injured in a truck accident can affect all aspects of your life, which is why it is essential that you have a skilled accident attorney on your side after a collision.
The unfortunate truth is that many trucking accidents can be prevented on Florida roads. Truck drivers are expected to put in long hours at work but must also abide by hours-of-service regulations, which means that the driver or trucking company could be held liable if a drowsy driving accident occurs. On top of that, truck drivers endure long hours of training before they are able to hit the roads for the first time. Because many parties could be held liable in these complex claims, it is important for victims to be prepared for anything. Speaking with a Florida truck accident attorney can ensure that your rights are being protected in your time of need.
At Sheftall & Associates, our personal injury attorneys have dedicated our lives to helping those injured in serious truck accidents in the state of Florida. We will help you work toward compensation for an array of losses including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more when you need it the most. The aftermath of a truck accident can be a devastating thing to experience but you can move forward with legal help on your side. Please contact a Florida accident attorney at (904) 569-6025 for the help you deserve.
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