Parked truck crash on I-10, Midway County, leaves one injured
MIDWAY, Fla. — A three-vehicle collision on Interstate 10 near Midway in Gadsden County left one with significant injuries. The incident, which involved a semi-truck, a truck, and an SUV, took place around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, near mile marker 88.
A westbound truck attempted to pass another car but veered off the road, colliding with a parked semi on the side of the interstate. The impact redirected the truck back into oncoming traffic, where an SUV struck it.
No one was inside the semi when it was struck.
The truck’s driver sustained serious injuries. No other injuries were reported.
No other details are currently available.
Thoughts on crashes caused by parked semi-trucks
Leaving a semi-truck parked on the side of the interstate —unattended— is unacceptable. This incident leaves us with many unanswered questions. Where was the truck driver? Why was the truck stationed on the side of the road? Did the truck have a mechanical issue? Trained professionals must investigate this accident to determine all the factors that led to the victim’s injuries. What we do know is that truckers should not park their trucks next to a lane of moving traffic and create dangerous situations for passing motorists.
An investigation will examine why the trucker left the truck and the associated liability for those actions. One cannot leave a truck dangerously parked and then escape liability when an inevitable accident occurs.
An investigation will also determine if the trucking company has some fault in this accident. Did the company educate their employee on the dangers of leaving a truck on the side of the interstate? Do they train their truckers on the safest way to get their trucks out of motorists’ parameters in case of an emergency? Did the truck have a mechanical issue that was ignored or unattended to its fullest? Mechanical problems account for 10% of accidents; therefore, trucking companies are responsible for ensuring their drivers and all motorists that only safe trucks, free of mechanical issues, are on the roads. When trucking companies fail to put safety first, and their drivers create a danger that results in an accident that causes serious injuries or death, they can be held accountable for their negligent actions.
As more facts continue to come out, my hope is that all negligent parties will be held accountable and the injured receive fair justice for the suffering caused by this crash.
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.
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