San Mateo, FL – Fatal Truck Crash at US-17 and Weerts RdJacksonville Accident News
San Mateo, FL (July 27, 2020) – Around 10:30 a.m. this morning, a fatal truck crash took place at an intersection in San Mateo.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the collision happened in the southbound lanes of US-17 at the Weerts Road intersection.
Officers confirmed that a sedan was parked on the grassy shoulder of US-17 while a tractor-trailer was traveling south. The truck suddenly veered off the side of the road for unknown reasons, where it struck the rear of the sedan.
The driver of the sedan was identified as a 49-year-old woman from Palatka, who was tragically pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The driver of the truck was identified as a 65-year-old man from Orange City. He was not injured.
The right lane of traffic on US-17 was blocked for several hours following the accident. Police worked diligently to clear the scene.
No further details have been released but the investigation is ongoing at this time.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Truck Accidents in Florida
Florida is known for experiencing more fatal truck accidents than many other states in the U.S. Many of these accidents tend to occur on highways and at intersections, where a large percentage of accidents happen every year. Truck accidents are known for being some of the most catastrophic accidents on our roads due to the fact that trucks are so much larger than other vehicles. If you have sustained traumatic losses due to a truck accident, it is important that you have options moving forward.
Truck accidents are some of the most complex accidents on our roads. Not only are there many different pieces of evidence that you will have to gather, but there are also many parties who could be held liable in the event of a truck accident. Some of these parties include truck drivers, trucking companies, manufacturers, cargo loaders, and more. Losing a loved one might be one of the most devastating things that you and your family have ever experienced. Luckily, with the skilled help of a wrongful death attorney, you can move forward after a Florida truck accident.
At Sheftall & Associates, our accident attorneys in Florida have assisted many families who have lost somebody closest to them after a collision. These accidents can have a trying effect on your life but you should never have to stand alone. We will help you work toward compensation for aspects like medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and more in your time of need. Please contact an accident attorney at (904) 569-6025 to find out what options are available for you.
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