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South Florida Driver Killed In Accident With 18-Wheeler

A driver was killed early Thursday morning after a truck collided with a tractor trailer in Pembroke Pines.

Around 5:30am on June 20, a box truck rear-ended an 18-wheeler in the area of U.S. 27 and Johnson Street. The Jaws of Life had to be used to free the driver of the box truck, who was then rushed to Memorial Region Medical Center in critical condition.

The 29-year-old driver later died from his injuries.

According to Pembroke Pines Police, the driver of the box truck was not speeding at the time of the accident. No charges are currently pending.

As drivers in Southern Florida, we are always aware of 18-wheelers, dump trucks, gravel trucks, semi-trucks, and other large commercial vehicles on the road. We often witness debris falling off trucks, trucks speeding, tailgating, unsafe lane changes, and other forms of driver negligence. When an accident occurs, the results are catastrophic for the innocent occupants of the smaller vehicle.

Truck accidents often involve some type of negligence, such as:

  • Driver Fatigue
  • Aggressive driving, such as tailgating or speeding
  • Lack of proper maintenance or faulty maintenance of truck or trailer
  • Driving with an unsecured load
  • Negligent driving in bad weather conditions
  • Negligent passing

Our Miami truck accident lawyers know how to hold truck drivers and trucking companies responsible for the injuries and deaths they cause.

Anyone who is injured in a semi truck accident is probably going to need significant, long-term medical services. The Miami truck accident lawyers at Freidin Brown, P.A. help victims obtain the compensation they need for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. We also represent family members of people who die in fatal semi truck crashes.

For more information, please contact us.

Source: NBC 6, "Driver Killed In Crash In Pembroke Pines," June 20, 2013.

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