Florida’s roadways are used by personal and commercial vehicles every day. Many commercial vehicles, like dump trucks, are large and harder to navigate around tight turns when compared to smaller vehicles. When a large vehicle is involved in an accident with a smaller passenger car, injuries and fatalities often occur. A recent two-car accident involving a dump truck left three people dead.
Events leading up to the crash
This collision happened in Parrish on a Monday afternoon on County Road 675. An SUV driven by a 71-year-old man was entering a curve heading east. The dump truck, driven by a 59-year-old man, was westbound and entering the same curve. The two vehicles collided head-on, killing the driver of the SUV along with the two female passengers.
The driver of the dump truck was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. According to reports, the dump truck driver veered onto the shoulder, then overcorrected when entering the curve, causing him to cross into the path of the SUV. Authorities will continue to investigate the crash to determine if charges will be filed against the dump truck driver.
Victims can seek restitution
An injured accident victim, or their family members in case of a fatality, has the right to file a civil lawsuit against a driver when the evidence suggests that negligence caused an accident. Florida victims or surviving family members are often left with a significant financial burden after a serious car crash. An attorney with knowledge of personal injury cases can provide guidance on how to proceed forward with a case against the driver at fault.