Police Investigate Fatal I 95 Truck Accident Near New Smyrna Beach

June 3, 2010 – New Smyrna Beach, FL – Police are investigating a fatal truck accident that took place May 26 on northbound I-95 near the interchange of State Road 44.

Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) said that the Florida truck accident occurred when a tractor trailer driven by Terry L. Eveleth, 50, of Kansas, hit the back of an SUV driven by a 60-year-old man from Edgewater.

As of this posting, authorities had not yet released the name of the truck accident victim or his female passenger who suffered serious injuries in the I-95 truck accident.

Police reports indicate that after being rear-ended, the SUV spun and rolled over onto its roof. The male driver died at the scene from injuries suffered in the crash.

The I-95 truck accident remains under investigation and FHP officials have indicated that there may be charges filed in the case.

Though no fault has been determined in this particular accident, in cases of fatal truck accidents where driver error or negligence is indicated, it is important to carefully examine all elements of liability. In some cases, the liability may extend beyond the driver involved in the accident to include the trucking company that employed the driver or a truck repair company that handled maintenance of the commercial vehicle.

As a service to the residents of Central Florida, our firm will occasionally publish news about Florida truck accidents. We do this to raise awareness about the common factors in truck crashes and the types of accidents and injuries that can occur.

Common truck accidents include, but are not limited to:

  • Jack-knife accidents;
  • Truck override or underride; and
  • Accidents caused by aggressive driving, driver fatigue or distracted drivers.

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