On a two-lane road, it may take little more than a moment of inattention to create a hazardous scenario. Motor vehicle accidents that take place when a driver veers into the opposite lane may also run the risk of causing a chain reaction of events with potentially catastrophic consequences. A collision involving two trucks and a tractor-trailer in Florida has reportedly left one person with critical injuries and claimed the life of another.
The accident reportedly took place on a two-lane road at around 6 a.m. on a recent Saturday. For reasons unknown, the driver of a truck suddenly crossed into the oncoming lane and hit a second truck head-on. The driver of a nearby tractor-trailer was apparently unable to steer clear of the crash and reportedly proceeded to collide with the rear-end of one of the pickups before overturning.
According to police, the driver of one of the trucks suffered fatal harm and died at the accident site. The driver of the other truck was rushed to the hospital for treatment of critical injuries, while the driver of the semi-trailer was not injured in the crash. Police say that an investigation has been initiated, which will likely seek to determine why the driver of one of the trucks may have lost control and crossed into the path of oncoming traffic.
Motor vehicle accidents of this nature can have disastrous results and losing a loved one or suffering life-altering harm in such a crash can be devastating. Following the accident, the victim or surviving loved ones of the deceased may wish to seek insight on the next steps to take to seek restitution, but they might be uncertain where to turn for guidance. Fortunately, there are attorneys in Florida who can examine the circumstances a client is facing and assist in pursuing the full amount of compensation to which he or she is entitled to receive.