A motor vehicle accident has the potential to cause serious harm to the people involved. However, when the accident involves a semitrailer, the chances that a person could be seriously hurt rise sharply and the amount of damage is often greater than what is typically seen in accidents with regular passenger vehicles. This is evident in a recent trucking accident here in Florida that resulted in injuries to eight people, including one seriously.
According to reports, the collision happened on a recent afternoon on a local road. Authorities say that a semitrailer driver did not stop at a red light. He apparently struck eight different vehicles that were stopped at the intersection. A 71-year-old woman was driving the first car that the truck hit and suffered critical injuries. This was in spite of the fact that she was wearing a seat belt.
Six other people in other vehicles were also injured, though not as seriously as the first woman. They were all wearing their seat belts according to police. The truck driver was also seriously hurt. Every person involved was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Police are still investigating the incident and have not yet indicated if any charges are forthcoming.
When a trucking accident like this one happens, it can be difficult to understand exactly why. What is important is that victims are able to hold whoever is responsible financially accountable for his or her actions. This could be achieved through civil litigation against any responsible parties. A Florida attorney who understands the potential severity of these kinds of motor vehicle accidents may be a family’s best chance at securing justice.