What caused the driver of a gravel truck to crash into an SUV and overturn on I-295 is still unknown. The driver was taken to the hospital and there is no word on his condition, while the SUV driver was not hurt. The truck was reportedly leaking diesel fuel causing the road to be shut down for awhile on Thursday night.
Then on Monday night, one person was taken to Shands Jacksonville in critical condition after a truck slid into a guardrail along the 15000 block of West Beaver Street. That truck crash in Jacksonville happened near the Winn-Dixie distribution center.
What is going on with truck accidents in our area?
Florida lawmakers want to ban texting while driving, though a bill has not yet made it through the legislature. Though we don’t know what happened in the two incidents above, truck accidents are becoming a regular occurrence in our area.
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute reports that drivers who text while driving increase their chance of being involved in a car accident by 23 times. The study finds it takes at least four seconds to take your eyes off the road to scan an electronic device, and that is more than enough to find yourself in an out of control situation.
Unfortunately, as more people are injured, legislation is beginning to catch up. However, Florida does still not have any restrictions on texting and driving.
If you have been injured in an auto accident involving a truck in Florida, a thorough investigation by an experienced Florida truck accident attorney can tell you if they were fully behind the wheel, or putting your life in danger. Come talk to us if you have any questions.