Myakka City, FL (October 30, 2019) - A woman was hurt when her car was hit by a tractor-trailer in Myakka City. The crash took place around 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 28th.
The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene on State Road 70 near the intersection with Verna Bethany Road. According to troopers, the woman was attempting to turn onto Verna Bethany when the tractor-trailer slammed into the back of her car. Her car was also hit by a second car after the initial impact. Rescue workers used the jaws of life to free the woman from her vehicle. She was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, including a fractured shoulder and bruised lungs. She is expected to be ok.
Troopers are still investigating the accident. At this time, they believe that the driver of the semi may have been distracted when the crash occurred.
We hope that the woman injured in this crash in Myakka City has a complete recovery from her injuries. Reportable accidents occur in Florida every 92 seconds. There are many causes of these crashes, but distraction is among the number one cause of serious accidents in our state. Texting while driving and other forms of distraction can have both serious and deadly consequences for innocent motorists on our roadways.
If you have been the victim of negligence and you have been hurt as a result, our Florida car accident lawyers at Rubenstein Law want to help. Since 1988, we have assisted thousands of clients in obtaining the compensation they need after a crash that was not their fault. We are here for you 24/7. For your free consultation and case evaluation, please call us at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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