FORT MYERS, FLORIDA : According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 46 year old Georges Pameni was killed in a tractor trailer accident when the truck he was driving collided with another tractor trailer on I-75 yesterday.
Georges Pameni, of Marietta, Georgia was driving his tractor trailer north on I-75. Truck driver, Steven Miller, 49, of Estero was also northbound on I-75.
Apparently, a load of stone was dropped on the Bayshore Road overpass by a dump truck. While that lane was being cleaned up, it was closed and traffic was being diverted into another lane.
The Florida personal injury lawyers at Hannon Legal Group recently represented the family of a truck driver in a wrongful death case when their loved one was killed in a tractor trailer accident. Our injury attorneys have handled numerous cases involving truck accidents where a thorough knowledge of the Federal laws regulating truckers helped secure a significant award for the survivors. In this case, experienced injury lawyers would investigate the trucking company and driver of the dump truck that caused the road closure. It is likely that they created a dangerous condition that contributed to cause the crash.
According to investigators, Miller began slowing his truck to get ready for the upcoming detour, but Pameni did not. Pameni’s truck is said to have pushed Miller’s truck off to the shoulder when they collided.
Miller’s 20 year old son Cody was riding with him and said “It was a pretty hard impact. It broke the window behind our heads. I saw the driver. I wish I didn’t.”
Jacob Pokem of Ellenwood, Georgia, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital. He was a passenger in Pameni’s truck.
Steven Miller sustained minor injuries while his son, Cody, was not hurt.
Miller was charged with having an expired medical certificate.
Read my earlier post about Florida Truck Accidents for more on this topic.