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Man Dies in an Accident Involving Semi-Truck on US 27 at Harbor Drive in Lake Wales, Florida

Lake  Wales, Florida — A Highlands County man died on Monday night when his GMC Sierra truck and a semi-truck collided. The incident happened South of Lake Wales on US 27.

According to reports, a semi-truck was executing a U-turn from southbound US 27 to head northbound when the GMC truck traveling north in the outside lane collided with the semi-truck trailer.

The driver of the Sierra died on the scene.

The semi-truck driver was uninjured.

Both drivers were reported to be wearing seat belts during the crash.

No further updates are currently available.

Semi-trucks should not attempt a U-turn in the middle of traffic.

In this incident, people might think the Sierra driver is at fault for hitting the truck, but truckers cannot make U-turns when it interferes with the flow of traffic. There’s a reason why trucking companies prohibit their drivers from making U-turns. Executing a U-turn requires a lot of space, blocks traffic lanes, and drivers need more time and space to accelerate, posing a risk of interfering with traffic flow. This is unacceptable, and drivers who engage in this dangerous behavior and cause a crash should account for their actions.

The surviving family deserves answers and justice for the losses they will suffer from the loss of their loved one.



The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.


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