Miami, FL – Multi-Car Crash With Tractor-Trailer on Florida’s Turnpike
Miami, FL (January 13, 2021) – A multi-car crash occurred on Florida’s Turnpike at Okeechobee Road that involved a tractor-trailer. The incident was said to have taken place at approximately 8:36 a.m. on Wednesday morning, January 13.
Police and paramedics along with fire crews were dispatched to the crash scene that involved a tractor-trailer that went off the road and tipped over. The total number of injured victims remains unknown at this time. Their identities have not been made public as police continue to investigate. The nature and magnitude of any injuries that resulted from the accident remain unknown at the current time.
An unknown number of injured crash victims required life flighting to nearby hospitals for treatment of life-threatening injuries. The northbound and southbound lanes of Florida’s Turnpike were closed for a period of time after the accident occurred in order to allow first responders to work at the crash site.
Nothing further has been disclosed to the public concerning the circumstances of the accident.
We would like to offer our thoughts to the victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Florida
An injury accident in the Sunshine State takes place thousands of times per year. On average, Florida car accidents and car accidents across the state of Florida involving injury occur nearly 250,000 times over the span of one year’s time. Of these accidents, approximately 155,000 people sustain injuries of a debilitating nature.
Overall, Florida sees around 400,000 total car accidents on average per year. These car accidents can take place for a number of different reasons, but, the leading cause of traffic crashes in Florida is distracted driving, mostly texting and driving. Distracted driving accounts for close to a fourth of all Florida auto collisions. If you feel that you or a loved one were injured in a Florida car crash caused by negligence, contacting a Florida personal injury attorney is always in your best interest.
In the event that a collision you were injured in was caused by negligence, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation to cover things like medical bills and other costs associated with your accident. Contact a Florida personal injury lawyer today to discuss your legal options moving forward.
Victims and their families face numerous challenges after being injured in negligently caused accidents. The legal team at Boone & Davis understands this and strives to assist injured victims and their families in any and every way possible. We will work tirelessly in order to ensure you the most effective and aggressive legal counsel available in Florida.
In the event that you believe that you or someone you love was injured in an accident caused by negligence, you should call the Florida personal injury attorneys at Boone & Davis at your earliest convenience in order to be connected with a skilled and experienced attorney. A Florida personal injury attorney will assist you in collecting full and fair compensation for your injuries, losses, and/or damages that may have resulted from another person’s negligence.
Call the attorneys at Boone & Davis today at 954-566-9919 to discuss your injury accident to find out if you have the right to pursue a personal injury claim.
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