May 14, 2010 – Brevard County, FL – Police continue to investigate an I-95 truck accident that left 5 people, including a 2-year-old, with serious injuries.
TCPalm.com reports that the Florida truck accident, which occurred at about 4 p.m. on May 5 on I-95 in Brevard County, was caused by a blow-out on a tractor-trailer’s front left tire. Florida Highway Patrol said the tire malfunction caused the northbound tractor trailer to cross over the highway median and enter the southbound lanes of I-95.
Two passenger vehicles struck the tractor trailer, which was hauling cars. Injured in the crash were 3 passengers in a 2010 Dodge Dakota; Rendall Hope Jr., 22, of Vero Beach, Samantha Hope, 19, of Vero Beach and Sheree Ewar, 21, of Vero Beach.
Also injured in the I-95 truck accident were Janelle Registre, 23, and a 2-year-old child, who were both inside a 1997 Honda Accord that struck the tractor trailer.
Tire blow-outs and other truck mechanical failures can cause serious truck accidents that may result in severe or even fatal injuries. If you’ve been injured in a Florida truck accident that was caused by an equipment malfunction or driver error, you may have questions about liability and how you will address your medical bills and property damage.
A Florida truck accident lawyer at Lilly, O’Toole & Brown can help you sort through the often overwhelming issues that may present themselves in the course of a truck accident claim. We are committed to protecting your best interests and helping you collect the damages you and your family need and deserve to move on with your lives.