Jacksonville Man Dies in Truck Accident
A Jacksonville area tow truck driver is dead and another trailer truck driver is in custody after a fatal crash on Interstate 10, between U.S. 301 Cecil Commence Center Parkway. Reports from WJXT News 4 indicate the wreck occurred shortly before midnight near Otis Road, just west of the Parkway. Florida Highway Patrol suggests that the semi-truck being driven east collided with the rear of the tow truck heading in the same direction. Upon collision the tractor-trailer driver lost control, crossed the median into the westbound lane before crashing into the tree line.
The tow truck, driven by a 40-year old Jacksonville man, peeled off in the opposite direction as the semi and collided with the tree line on the north side of the road. That man died at the scene. As a result, most of Interstate 10 in the area was closed off till early the next morning. Florida State Patrol also reported that charges are currently pending on the tractor-trailer driver following a thorough investigation into the cause of the accident.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident that resulted in severe injuries or even death, contact Farah & Farah today to discuss your legal options. Odds are that insurance adjustors and representatives from the involved trucking company will contact you to discuss a possible settlement. Do not give in to their requests or seemingly good faith. Trucking accidents and the damage they cause fall well outside the scope of what any insurance agency is immediately willing to pay out. But with proper legal counsel you will be able to obtain the fair and full compensation these multi-million dollar agencies are able to afford.
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