Our Miami 18-wheeler truck accident lawyers report that a tractor trailer driver fled the scene of a multiple vehicle accident that shut down Interstate 95 in Boca Raton for four hours. The crash occurred in the afternoon hours just south of Glades Road. According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, the driver of the tractor trailer attempted to switch lanes and struck the side of a 1998 Honda Accord. The driver of the Accord lost control of the vehicle and veered across the southbound lanes. The Accord was then struck by a Ford SUV traveling in the same direction. It continued off the roadway and onto the shoulder, then traveled through a fence and crashed into a utility pole. The collision sparked a small fire and brought down some power lines. The truck driver did not remain at the scene of the accident and police are still seeking to uncover his or her identity.
Truck and Multiple Vehicle Crashes Claim the Lives of Thousands Annually
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Highway Loss Data Institute reports that commercial truck accidents kill over 4,000 people annually. About one third of all traffic accidents are multiple-vehicle accidents. All it takes to cause a pile up is one driver’s momentary distraction. This moment of distraction or other form of negligence can cause all manner of vehicles, including cars, tractor trailers, and motorcycles, to collide. With potentially thousands of pounds of metal and glass traveling at immense speeds, the possibility of serious injuries or death is high. Continue reading →