When a semi-truck hits a passenger car, the result is almost always serious injuries. So when three semi-trucks are involved in a pileup, the results can sometimes be even more dangerous. A recent truck accident in the Florida Keys involved three semis and caused injuries to several people.
The accident happened in the early morning hours of Dec. 3 on U.S. 1 near mile marker 63. The crash caused injuries to a few people involved, including one person who spent two hours trapped inside one of the trucks. The victim was airlifted to a Miami hospital.
The crash caused a huge mess on the roadways due to fuel and oil spills. Emergency crews had to shut down both the northbound and southbound lanes of the highway for several hours in order to clean up the mess, and get the trucks off the roadway. Motorists were forced to take alternate routes during this time.
It was not mentioned how the crash occurred, but it was likely due to negligence of one of the truck drivers, since it appears that no other vehicles were involved. There are many factors that can cause truck accidents, such as poor weather, large blind spots, distracted driving and speeding. Semi-trucks require more skill to handle than passenger cars and pickup trucks, so truck drivers must be highly skilled and qualified.
It’s fortunate that nobody was killed in the accident, since truck accidents are known to cause serious injuries or even death. The victims involved in the crash may wish to learn more about their legal rights. It is likely that police will investigate the accident further to determine the cause. After this, someone will be held liable. The liable party could possibly be sued and forced to pay damages to the victim. Economic and non-economic damages may apply to this case.
CBS Miami, “US 1 In Marathon Partially Re-Opened After 3 Truck Crash” No author given, Dec. 03, 2013