NW Miami-Dade, FL – One Airlifted in Semi-Trailer Crash on Okeechobee Rd.
NW Miami-Dade, FL (June 27, 2021) – One person was taken to the hospital following a crash between two semi-trailers in Northwest Miami-Dade earlier this week. The crash occurred on Wednesday, June 23rd just after 2:50 p.m.
The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the area of Northwest 117th Avenue and West Okeechobee Roda following the collision. According to rescue crews, one person was airlifted from the scene to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Footage from the scene showed a red semitrailer on its side and a white semitrailer with heavy damage. One of the semitrailers spilled its load following the accident. The exact cause of the crash is not known at this time. The eastbound lanes of West Okeechobee Road were closed while police worked at the scene. Motorists were advised to find alternate routes of travel. The identities of the victims are not available.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing. There is no additional information available.
Our thoughts and best wishes go out to those affected by this truck accident in Miami.
Commercial Truck Accidents in Florida
Each year in Florida, there are thousands of accidents involving commercial trucks, including 18-wheelers, garbage trucks, and delivery vehicles. These vehicles are extremely large and heavy and the force and impact of a collision can lead to catastrophic injuries for victims. There are a variety of reasons for Florida truck accidents to occur, including distracted driving, improper or incomplete maintenance, impaired drivers, drowsy driving, or reckless driving. The cause of each crash must be carefully investigated in order to determine legal responsibility.
Many truck accidents in Florida are a result of the direct negligence of the truck driver or the company for which they are driving. Following a crash, the trucking company will often work to minimize its exposure and will attempt to make it difficult for you to recover for your injuries. Trucking companies can face huge exposure after an accident and entering litigation with these companies is a confusing and complex process. For this reason, it is important to have a skilled and experienced attorney by your side who can assist you throughout the process.
At Boone & Davis Law, our attorneys will help you build a strong case using all of the available evidence. We understand truck accident claims and we will use every angle to your advantage. From our office in Fort Lauderdale, we proudly serve all of South Florida, including Miami and surrounding areas in Miami-Dade County. Our team brings nearly 40 years of combined experience handling crashes that involve commercial vehicles. During this time, your focus should be on your healing and recovery as you work toward a better future for yourself and your family.
Our team stands ready to help at any time and we look forward to hearing from you. We offer free consultations and case evaluations. To schedule a meeting with one of our Miami truck accident attorneys, please reach out to us as soon as possible. We can be contacted at the link on our website or you may call us at 954-566-9919.
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