Tractor-Trailer Accident Closes Turnpike for Five Hours Reports Gordon & Doner
A tractor-trailer accident closed both the southbound and northbound lanes of the turnpike for five hours on Tuesday morning.
Around 2:28 in the morning, a crash involving a van and a tractor-trailer set off a chain reaction of accidents involving at least two more tractor-trailers. One of the semis was carrying cigarettes while another was loaded with laundry detergent.
According to reports one of the semi-trailers burst into flames shortly after the collision near mile marker 152. All lanes were blocked just south of mile marker 165 until northbound lanes reopened around 7:30a.m.
Crews arrived to the scene of the collision where three drivers were injured. One of the drivers was transported to a local area hospital. Clean-up crews continue working on clearing all the debris strewn on the roadway and it is expected that all lanes will re-open around
In 2010 there were more than 3,300 heavy truck accidents reported throughout Florida and an additional 2,900 involving truck tractors. The United States Department of Transportation statistics indicate that there were more than 266,000 large truck accidents throughout the country that same year.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a large truck accident caused by another driver’s negligence, the victim may be entitled to compensation for property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, and more.
An experienced Ft. Pierce truck accident attorney can help you determine what your legal rights are and if you may be eligible to make a claim.
For more information on Florida truck accidents, visit www.fortheinjured.com.
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