Miami, Florida – An 18-wheeler and a car met in a head-on collision Wednesday, shutting down Krome Avenue near SW 88th Street (Kendall Drive). The March 5, 2008 tractor-trailer wreck sent one person to the hospital on air rescue. The rescue helicopter dispatched by the Miami-Dade Fire Department had to land on the street.
Hazmat teams were also sent to the accident scene to clean up the resulting fuel spill.
According to traffic statistics, the injuries sustained in truck accidents, especially those involving huge semi tractor-trailors, are generally more serious in nature than injuries sustained in car accidents. One reason for this is because these big rigs typically weigh as much as 80,000 lbs when fully loaded. That’s several tons heavier than the average passenger car.
Some of the many catastrophic injuries typically resulting from a truck accident include:
– traumatic brain injury,
– head injuries,
– brain damage,
– burn injuries,
– spinal cord injuries,
– severe orthopedic injuries,
– coma, and – death
Careless truckers will continue to kill and severly injure Florida motorists until federal lawmakers stop de-regulating the trucking industry and move toward tighter regulations to keep our roads safe. Our Florida truck accident lawyers have represented too many families throught the state, who have lost loved ones in traffic accidents involving large commercial trucks.We use the federal trucking regulations to prove negligence. In these times of de-regulation, experienced trial lawyers are can help to hold negligent truck drivers (and the trucking companies they work for) accountable and work to recover substantial compensation for truck accident victims and their families