Tampa, FL (July 9, 2019) - A passenger is dead following a head-on crash on the Courtney Campbell Causeway. The collision occurred on Monday, July 8th.
Police report that the crash happened around 10:25 a.m. According to reports, a dump truck was traveling westbound when, for unknown reasons, it crossed over the center line into the eastbound lanes. As the truck continued traveling the wrong way, it collided with another vehicle head-on. A male passenger in the vehicle hit by the dump truck died of his injuries. The driver of that car sustained serious injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The dump truck driver was not hurt and remained on-scene to speak with police in the aftermath of the crash.
All lanes of the road remained closed until about 12:30 p.m. when traffic flow returned to normal. Police are still investigating the crash and its cause.
Being hurt in a Florida car accident is a scary experience. From being transported to the hospital in an ambulance to wondering when or if your injuries will heal and allow you to resume a normal life, the days and weeks following the crash can be a tough event for many. You may know little about your legal rights and may be trying to handle your own case by speaking with the insurance company.
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