Lake City, FL (February 13, 2019) - A crash between a pickup truck and a semi-truck hauling a load of frozen turkeys left one person with serious injuries. The accident took place on Tuesday, February 12th.
According to Florida Highway Patrol Troopers, 50-year-old Dana Davis was driving a pickup truck westbound on Highway 90. At the same time a tractor-trailer was coming from the opposite direction. The semi attempted to make a U-turn at an intersection when it was struck near its fuel tank. The impact of the crash caused both vehicles to catch fire and burn.
The semi driver sustained no injuries in the crash. Davis, the pickup driver, was airlifted to UF Health Shands in serious condition. Troopers intend to charge the driver of the semi, Jose Mediaceja, with failure to yield the right of way.
Car accidents can sometimes present complex questions related to their cause. Initially, officers will attempt to rule out driver-related issues such as drug or alcohol impairment, distraction, and drowsiness. Other times, the crash results from a violation of traffic laws such as failure to yield or failing to keep a proper lookout. Any innocent victims who are injured due to the negligence of another driver may bring a claim for personal injury against the responsible driver.
The Florida car accident attorneys at Rubenstein Law offer the skills, experience, and compassion to handle difficult Florida car accident cases. If you or a loved one have been hurt in a crash that was not your fault, we can help. Call us today at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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