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Deadly U.S. 27 Truck Accident

Chris Russo Jul 16, 2013

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.

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