July 6, 2010 - On the morning of Tuesday, June 8, a mother was killed in a deadly collision with a semi truck. The woman’s two children were also injured in the Florida truck accident, which occurred at the intersection of State Road 206 and State Road 207 in St. John’s County.
The mother was driving her 3-year-old daughter to daycare and her 6-year-old son to school when her Pontiac Grand Am slammed into the back of the truck. She was reportedly speeding behind the truck, and either did not notice, or was too close to stop when the truck driver applied his brakes.
The impact of the collision crushed the Pontiac beneath the semi truck, trapping the 3 passengers. While the mother suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at Shands Medical Center in Jacksonville, her two children were listed in serious condition, with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the truck suffered minor injuries as a result of the rear-end collision.
Florida Highway Patrol authorities who investigated the truck accident found that neither the mother nor her 2 children were wearing seat belts or using safety seats at the time of the deadly crash. No charges have been made in the incident, though the case remains under investigation.
Trucking companies can be held liable for a Florida truck accident if it can be proven that they were negligent in: the hiring of the truck’s driver; ensuring proper licensure; entrusting the truck driver with the truck; and/or maintenance or proper equipping of the truck. A lot can be at stake for the trucking company if they are fault.
If you, or your loved one, have been injured in a Florida truck accident, it would be in your best interest to contact an experienced Florida truck accident attorney who will protect your rights. Florida has a statute of limitations that may prohibit you from filing a lawsuit if too much time has passed. Call now to schedule a FREE evaluation of your case – 863-533-5525