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Tractor Trailer Accidents Continue To Plague Florida’s Roads

Road repair crews had to work overnight on July 15 to restore a portion of Interstate 75 damaged by the fiery crash of two eighteen wheelers, according to the

Cited For Careless Driving

Thankfully, no one was injured. However, the Florida Highway Patrol cited Ruban C. Evans of Ocala for careless driving. State troopers claim that had Mr. Evans slowed down to traffic, he would not have rear-ended another large truck driven by Terry Burke from Gibsonton.

After striking Burke’s tractor trailer, Evan’s truck hit the concrete shoulder and caught fire. The Highway Patrol estimated the truck’s damages at $90,000.00.

Tractor Trailer Rollover On I-95

According to, on July 13 an SUV and an eighteen wheeler collided near the Port St. John Parkway when the driver of the tractor trailer tried to pass the SUV. Nathaniel Williams, of Jacksonville, was given a ticket for failure to use due care when he tried to overtake an SUV driven by Rolland Merritt and hit the trailer being towed by the SUV. The impact caused both vehicles to roll off to the West shoulder, rollover and end up on their sides. Mr. Williams was injured and taken to the hospital.

Earlier Crashes

On July 12, driver Bruce Reeder and his wife, Donna Reeder, were killed when their semi-tractor trailer rig overturned. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Mr. Reeder over-corrected after his truck drifted onto the shoulder of US 231 in Jackson County, near the Florida/Alabama state line, causing it rollover.

The previous day, July 11, a Jeep Wrangler and a Mack Tractor Trailer collided at the intersection U.S. 301 and County Road 318 in Ocala. An occupant of the Jeep, William Nesbitt, was injured and had to be transported to Shands at the University of Florida in Gainsville.

One More Truck Crash As Month Progresses

Yesterday, July 22, a tractor trailer truck and five other vehicles backed up the Palmetto Expressway during rush hour in Miami closing the vital artery for several hours. Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Thomas Pikul stated that the cause of the multi-vehicle collision was not clear yet and that the investigation continued. The eighteen wheeler ended up overturned on the median.

Within the last three weeks our firm has successfully settled two cases where our clients were severely injured by tractor trailers. One case occurred on I-95 in Melbourne, Florida and the other in Boca Raton, Florida. In one instance our client was rear-ended by an eighteen wheeler and in the other, our client collided with the tractor trailer after the truck driver lost control of his rig and jackknifed on I-95. These are but two examples of how our firm is experienced in representing people who have been injured or who have lost loved ones due to the fault of a tractor trailer driver.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident, you should immediately contact a law firm experienced in handling these cases. The Miami Dade County Truck Accidents Law Offices of Greenberg Stone and Urbano has throughout the years represented many clients involved in traffic fatalities, traumatic brain injuries and serious personal injuries. Visit our website to learn more about our firm and contact us today for a free consultation.

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