1 dead, 3 injured in truck accident on Florida bridge

A car accident that occurred on Interstate 75 in Florida on Aug. 22 left one person dead and three others injured. According to the press release, the crash took place in Bradenton when a semi truck caused a chain reaction crash that ultimately involved six vehicles.

The State Highway Patrol stated that crash was caused by a semi truck that came across stopped traffic and was unable to stop in time. The impact of the collision was enough to cause one vehicle to catch fire. Of the other three people who were injured, two suffered injuries that were considered serious while the third person suffered injuries that were considered to be minor. The driver of the vehicle that caught fire, whose identity was not released, suffered fatal injuries as a result. It was not known if the driver of the semi truck was one of those who was injured.

Due to their large mass, semi trucks can cause serious injuries to others if they cause a truck accident. Injuries suffered in these types of accidents can include traumatic brain injuries, broken bones and even serious damage to internal injuries. If it was determined that the truck driver was liable for causing the accident and the injury was severe enough, an injured person may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit against that truck driver.

This type of lawsuit allows an injured person to potentially seek compensation for any damages they sustained. For example, they may be able to recover the costs of any hospitalization or surgery that they may have needed. If they lost income due to being unable to work, they may be able to seek their wages in compensation. Finally, if the injury was severe enough, they may be able to be compensated for their pain and suffering.

SourceMy FOX Tampa Bay, “I-75 in Manatee County back open after deadly crash“, August 23, 2014

SourceMy FOX Tampa Bay, “I-75 in Manatee County back open after deadly crash“, August 23, 2014