Seffner, FL (October 5, 2018) - A minivan driver was hurt in crash that occurred in Seffner on Friday, October 5th.
The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the accident involving the van and a semi-truck. According to police, 35-year-old Onek Prieto-Delgado was traveling on I-4 eastbound in the van. Prieto Deglado came along a truck that was parked in the far right travel lane with a flat tire. Prieto-Delgado collided with the rear-end of the truck. EMS responded to the scene and transported Prieto-Delgado to Tampa General Hospital with serious injuries.
All lanes of I-4 were closed for about an hour while police investigated the crash. There is no word at this time on whether charges will be filed and no additional information is available.
A reportable accident occurs approximately every 92 seconds in Florida. Rear-end collisions are among the most common types of car accidents experienced by drivers and passengers in our state.
Many people consider rear-end collisions to be minor in nature. The fact is, however, that rear-end collisions can and do lead to serious and debilitating injuries which require extensive medical treatment. The driver causing a rear-end crash is almost always legally responsible for the injuries suffered by other drivers. Rear-end crashes are usually caused by some form of driver inattention. The actual cause of each crash must be investigated thoroughly. In this case, the police will have to consider whether the truck driver contributed to the crash by being parked in a travel lane.
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