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Baker Co, FL - Over-Turned Semi Injures 4 on I-10
Baker Co, FL (March 1, 2020) - Four people were injured in Baker County in a crash involving five vehicles on Thursday, February 27th. The collision took place on I-10 at around 2:30 a.m. According to authorities, the driver of a semi-truck failed to stop in time to avoid a crash, causing his vehicle to overturn.
The first crash involved a truck driver from Lake Mary, Florida who had reportedly fallen asleep behind the wheel. Another trucker was unable to stop to avoid the crash and caused a multi-vehicle accident. Four people were hospitalized following the collision.
The trucker was cited for careless driving. No one was injured in the other accident. An investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Florida Semi-Truck Accidents
Large commercial vehicles were involved in nearly 480,000 collisions nationwide in 2015 alone. More than 97,000 of these accidents resulted in injuries and 3,838 left victims with fatal injuries. The damages associated with the accidents can be life-changing and leave victims frustrated and suffering.
Semi-trucks have the potential to cause devastating and catastrophic collisions. Victims are often overwhelmed when attempting to deal with the legal process after such an accident. Injured parties may be able to recover lost compensation with the help of a Florida semi-truck crash attorney.
At Sheftall & Associates, our attorneys are knowledgeable of the law and are experienced handling personal injury claims. We will fight for your case and protect your legal right to compensation after being unfairly injured by a reckless truck driver. Contact our offices at (904) 638-7712 to see how we can help.
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