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Florida truck crashes injures 2 on Interstate 10

Florida is removed by geography from many of the urban and industrial centers elsewhere in the United States. The state therefore relies heavily on road transportation for the success of its economy. Trucks supply the burgeoning construction industry in Miami, while also bringing produce and goods from Orlando and the coasts to the consumers of the Sunshine State's offerings.

The number of tractor-trailer trucks on the many interstate highways and state roads of Florida requires other drivers to maintain vigilance and requires truck drivers to constantly look out for the safety of others. Unfortunately, accidents can happen, especially in times of reduced visibility or when truckers bring their rig to a high speed.

It is extra important for semis and other heavy vehicles to maintain safe speeds and use simple maneuvers, because even a minor or slow-speed collision with a rig can cause severe injury, permanent disability or death. A recent collision on a limited-access highway led to injuries, demonstrating this risk.

Florida Highway Patrol officials in Leon County recently responded to an accident site on the eastbound side of Interstate 10. The entire eastbound side of the highway was closed while technicians recreated the cause of the incident. Although the driver of the truck was uninjured, the 83-year-old driver of the other vehicle and his 79-year-old passenger were injured.

Victims of truck accidents in which the truck driver was at fault may seek restitution for medical expenses and related costs, as well as compensation for emotional distress. An attorney specializing in personal injury may be a good representative in these cases.

Source: WTXL, "I-10 crash shuts down eastbound lanes," Nov. 01, 2017

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