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Tractor Trailer Accident Kills Father & Son Working on Florida Turnpike in Sumter County, Florida

WILDWOOD FLORIDA – A semi tractor-trailer accident killed a father and son who were working on the Florida Turnpike this morning in Sumter County as they were making repairs to the guardrails just North of Highway 301.

The victims, Luis F. Jimenez, 49, and his son Edward Jimenez, 24 were killed just after 10:30am when a car and a tractor-trailer collided sending the car over the guardrail according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Litigating cases involving truck accidents is more complex than litigating automobile accident cases and requires knowledge of the Federal trucking laws as well as timely investigation.

Florida injury lawyers would look to hold the negligent driver responsible for the tragic death of this father and son by bringing a wrongful death action. In addition, they would investigate to determine whether or not adequate safety proceedures were in place for the road work being performed.

According to turnpike officials, the father and son were working on the guardrail with one other worker who was not identified.

The accident closed the northbound lanes of the turnpike for several hours between Highway 301 and I-75 which spans about 3 miles.