Miami, FL – Truck Driver Airlifted Following Crash on Florida’s Turnpike
Miami, FL (January 16, 2021) – A truck driver was taken to the hospital following a multi-vehicle crash that took place in Northwest Miami-Dade earlier this week. The crash was reported at approximately 5:15 a.m. on Wednesday, January 13th.
The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, along with the Florida Highway Patrol, responded to the scene just after the crash took place. The crash happened on Florida’s Turnpike near Okeechobee Road. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash involved a tractor-trailer and three other vehicles. Following the collision, the tractor-trailer went down an embankment and overturned. The tractor-trailer driver had to be extricated from his vehicle. A black sedan and a white van were also involved in the crash and both vehicles had heavy damage.
The accident caused the northbound and southbound lanes of the roadways to be closed while officials investigated at the scene. There is no word on the identity of the victims or their conditions. An investigation is ongoing and there is no further information available.
We would like to offer our thoughts and best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery to all who were affected by this crash in Miami-Dade.
Injury Accidents in Florida
Car accidents in Florida are a common event. According to the most recent statistics, a Florida car accident takes place about once every 90 seconds. This means that anyone in a vehicle or near the roadway is at great risk for being involved or injured in a car accident. Given the number of negligent drivers on our roadways, motorists must always remember to use appropriate care and caution in order to lower their chances of being involved in an injury accident. While many crashes can be avoided, not all of them can. The results of a car accident in Florida can end up being devastated for all who are affected.
Car accidents in Florida can result in life-altering injuries. Some common injuries that happen due to car accidents in our state include broken bones, soft tissue injuries, bruises, head injuries, neck injuries, and more. The severity of the injuries depends on many things, including the manner in which the crash occurred, the speed of the vehicles involved, and the area in which the accident takes place. Crashes that occur on major roadways such as highways and the Florida’s Turnpike are more likely to be serious in nature and result in catastrophic injuries.
Following a car accident in Florida, there are certain steps that you can take to protect your legal rights. Most importantly, you should seek the services of a skilled and experienced lawyer who can help handle your claim and get you the compensation that you deserve. At Boone & Davis Law, we are here to help. From our office in Fort Lauderdale, we have assisted crash victims in the Miami area for more than 35 years.
Our team stands ready to help at any time We provide a free consultation and case evaluation to all potential and prospective clients. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please visit us on our website or contact us at 954-566-9919
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