The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) has confirmed that two people died in a fiery accident after a garbage truck allegedly made a left turn in front of the KIA Sedona SUV they were traveling in.
The accident occurred at 5 a.m., and according to FHP, the garbage truck and the Kia were both traveling southbound on Phillips Highway. Reportedly, the garbage truck was in the right lane and the Kia was in the left lane.
Allegedly, the driver of the garbage truck attempted to make a left turn from the right lane and struck the left rear tires of the Kia, which then overturned, caught fire and came to rest on its roof in the center median.
FHP confirmed that two men, aged 25 and 33, died in the conflagration. The garbage truck driver was not injured.
Troopers are still investigating the accident, and as of yet, no charges have been filed.
The truck accident wrongful death attorneys at Farah & Farah in Jacksonville offer condolences to the families of the men killed in this tragic accident. Given the size and weight of most trucks, a truck driver has a special obligation to drive safely and responsibility in order to protect those on Florida’s roads and highways.
If you believe the negligence of a truck driver has caused the loss of a loved one, you need an experienced law firm that has the resources available to independently investigate a fatal accident. Farah & Farah understand that the sudden loss of a loved one is traumatic and we will do everything to see that your case is handled with the compassion and tenacity it deserves.
If you believe you have a case, call Farah & Farah at (800) 533-3555 or contact us online to discuss your legal options. We are dedicated to helping your family.