Interstate 595 was the scene of a Fort Lauderdale truck accident involving two other vehicles. The driver of one of the two passenger cars involved in the wreck died according to a spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol.
Investigators will not release the driver’s identity until his relatives have been notified.
The driver was behind the wheel of a 2006 Ford Fusion when it crashed into a 2008 Dodge Dakota in the eastbound lanes of I-595 at about 4:50 a.m. The multi-vehicle crash was caused when one of the vehicles hit the rear wheel of a 2003 Sterling tractor.
Police are still investigating the Ft. Lauderdale car accident to determine whether one of the vehicles was traveling the wrong direction in traffic and which vehicle it may have been.
The Fusion’s driver was transported by Fire Rescue to Broward General Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Two others involved in the crash were taken to that hospital — Jose Pages-Segrera, 46, and Jose A. Pages, 20. Both are still hospitalized and are in serious condition. They are from Myakka City, a small town just east of Sarasota in Manatee County.
The tractor-trailer was a fuel tanker which, fortunately, was empty when the accident occurred.
Fort Lauderdale car accidents are all too common and the toll they take on families is severe. While little is know about the circumstances surrounding this South Florida truck accident, it is likely that the “at fault” driver was either fatigued and therefore inattentive or distracted as often happens when using a cell phone. These accidents are almost always preventable.
Drivers, especially tractor trailer drivers, must remain alert and attentive at all times while behind the wheel. When a driver begins to feel fatigued, he or she should pull off the road and rest for a time or allow a passenger to take over driving responsibilities. Distractions should be avoided or at least minimized. Vehicle operators should avoid talking on the cell phone or text-messaging while driving.
Failing to exercise reasonable care while operating a motor vehicle can be extremely dangerous and people can be killed or seriously injured.
The Miami personal injury lawyers at our firm represent the victims of Florida car accidents and Florida truck accidents for serious injury and Florida wrongful death claims statewide. If you have been seriously injured or someone you know has been seriously injured or killed in a car or truck accident anywhere in Florida, contact a Florida injury lawyer today for a free, no obligation review of your case.