Ocala, FL (October 9, 2020) - A woman was killed in a crash involving a tractor-trailer in Ocala on Friday. The crash took place around noon in the northbound lanes of I-75.
The Florida Highway Patrol arrived at the scene around 12:15 p.m. According to troopers, a woman, age 54, was driving in the northbound lanes when a tractor-trailer merged into the path of her vehicle. The woman swerved to avoid a collision with the big rig. She then lost control of her vehicle and veered off the roadway. Her car overturned and ejected her as it rolled over. The tractor-trailer stopped at the scene following the incident.
Rescue crews arrived at the scene and provided medical aid to the woman, however, she later succumbed to her injuries. Her identity has not been released at this time. Police have not said whether the driver of the tractor-trailer faces any charges at this time.
An investigation is ongoing. There is no further information available.
Car accidents in Florida can be very serious, life-altering incidents. In fact, a fatal crash is reported on our roadways about once every three hours. If you have lost a loved one in a Florida car accident you are no doubt experiencing one of the devastating and heartbreaking times of your life. Sadly, many innocent victims are killed every year due to the negligence of other motorists.
We wish to offer our condolences to the victim's family following this accident in Ocala.
Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals & families injured by the negligence of others. We know first-hand the heartbreak that can be left behind after an accident. In our news blog, we write about cases of personal injury relevant to our line of work, and we report on news of judgments and appellate cases that affect the rights of personal injury claimants. We feel a responsibility to raise awareness of the injury and tragic loss of life occurring across our state every day.
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