Interstate 75 crash causes serious injury to 2

A Fort Myers truck accident between a tractor-trailer and the driver of a car left that driver and her passenger with serious injuries. The semi driver made an improper lane change while the driver was attempting to pass and was also cited for operating a vehicle in an unsafe manner. According to authorities, the truck driver was attempting to drive into the center median when the front of the car struck the trailer.

The two victims were taken to a Fort Myers hospital. The passenger, a 59-year-old man, was critically injured. The female driver, also 59, was serious injured. The driver of the truck was not injured in the accident. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the people involved in the accident were all wearing seat belts.

In any accident between a semi truck and a passenger car, the chances are great that the bulk of the injuries will be sustained by the occupants of the car. Tractor-trailers are very large vehicles that can exert tremendous amounts of force during a crash. Because of this, victims of these crashes are most often the occupants of other vehicles rather than the truck driver.

A personal injury attorney works with victims of truck accidents to help them attempt to recover damages for their injuries. In the case of a semi truck accident, these potential damages almost always involve medical bills. Sometimes, these medical bills can be significant, especially if long-term therapy is required for a full recovery. Victims may also be able to recover damages for pain and suffering and other costs associated with an accident.

Source: Naples Daily News, “Early morning crash on Interstate 75 seriously injures 2,” Nov. 27, 2012

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