Deadly U.S. 27 Truck Accident
Lake Wales, Florida. 33-year-old John Glynn Bourn struck the side of a semi-truck as the semi was attempting to enter the highway from a Citgo gas station. The accident happened at approximately 6 a.m. Bourn died at the scene. Shortly thereafter, a 61 year-old driver was able to avoid hitting the semi-truck but was then rear-ended by another driver.
These accidents appear to be the fault of the truck driver even if there is perhaps some comparative fault on the other drivers. The semi-truck had a duty to enter the roadway in a safe and reasonable manner. If the semi-truck could not do that, then the semi-truck should have waited until it was safe to do so or simply chosen another point to enter the roadway that was safe for a large vehicle. There are many places where a car or smaller vehicle has no problem maneuvering on the roadway but is nearly impossible for a larger vehicle such as a semi-truck or vehicle with an oversized load. While we all have a duty to share the roadway, we must all be aware of what other drivers are likely to do. If you have a question about an injury as a result of this accident, please contact a Central Florida personal injury or truck accident lawyer for a free consultation. This accident will likely have some twists to it depending on which person makes a claim for injuries or wrongful death.