Boynton Beach, FL – Axel Ortiz Killed in Tractor-Trailer Crash on I-95
Boynton Beach, FL (November 21, 2020) – Police and rescue crews responded to the scene of a fatal crash in Boynton Beach on Wednesday, November 18th. The crash took place just after 1:30 p.m.
According to reports from the scene, a 33-year-old man, later identified as Axel E. Duarte Ortiz, was traveling in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 near Woolbright Road when his car collided with a tractor-trailer near exit 57. Ortiz was critically hurt in the crash and received medical treatment at the scene. He later succumbed to his injuries. The truck driver was not hurt in the crash and there were no other vehicles involved in the accident.
The crash caused all of the southbound lanes to close for more than six hours. The road was reopened for traffic around 7:40 p.m.
An investigation by the Boynton Beach Police Department is ongoing at this time. There is no additional information available and no word on whether any charges are expected to be filed as a result of the crash.
We wish to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of Axel Ortiz following this tragic crash in Boynton Beach.
Truck Accidents in Florida
The statistics regarding truck accidents in Florida paint a grim picture. According to data from NHTSA, nearly 5 percent of all reported truck accidents in the United States take place in Florida. Data also shows that 72 percent of individuals who are killed in truck accidents were occupying other vehicles at the time of the crash. In our state alone, more than 100 people are killed each year in accidents involving commercial vehicles.
From these numbers, it is easy to see that the odds are not in your favor if you or a loved one have been involved in a Florida truck accident. The reality is that most commercial vehicle crashes in Florida lead to serious injuries and even death for the victims. Commercial vehicles are large and powerful and collisions can bring a tremendous force that greatly increases the chances of being injured. Some common injuries that are caused by commercial truck crashes include broken bones, head trauma, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, and more.
Due to the nature of truck accidents, it is highly important that you have a skilled and experienced attorney fighting for you. Truck crashes often present complicated scenarios for victims. The trucking company may dispute how the accident occurred or they may claim that their driver was not at fault for the crash. They may also try to minimize their damages by offering a low settlement amount, hoping that you will accept it and not go after the compensation that you truly deserve.
At Boone & Davis, we will fight for you when you have been affected by a truck accident in our state. Our Florida truck accident attorneys understand what must be done to fully protect your legal rights. For over 35 years, we have tirelessly fought for the rights of our clients to receive the full value of their cases and we would be honored to fight for you as well.
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