Garbage Truck Driver Dies after Tire Blowout

According to Florida Highway Patrol, at around 12:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, a SWS Waste Management truck crashed into a barrier while traveling northbound on the Turnpike near 106th Street. A South Florida truck driver was pronounced dead on the scene after one of vehicle’s tires blew out on the highway. No one else was injured.

Every year, there are thousands of truck accidents that result in injury or death. Accidents can be caused by factors such as driver error or fatigue, poor road conditions, equipment failure or maintenance issues, driver distraction or even just having a poorly trained or inexperienced driver behind the wheel can cause accidents and lead to injuries of those on the public transit vehicle or others who are nearby.

Heavy trucks such as garbage, dump trucks or other large vehicles often can weigh as much as 80,000 pound, or roughly some 40 tons! Hazardous materials such as propane, petrol and other potential dangerous substances are often transported by these large trucks as well as the vast amounts of fuel that they must have on board to make their long distance runs. All of these factors increase potential dangers for other drivers who may be sharing the road with a big rig. Driver experience plays a crucial role in avoiding potentially hazardous situations. Even with experienced truck drivers, accidents can happen.

If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving a heavy truck, you need an experienced legal professional in your corner. Truck accidents can be very serious and even deadly. Settlement cases surrounding such accidents can be lengthy and confusing. This is why you deserve the counsel of experienced attorneys in the Miami-Dade area who will take the time to discuss all of the options surrounding your case.

By giving our offices a call you are taking an important step toward receiving the compensation for any property damage, medical expenses, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, or wrongful death that may have been the direct result of a large vehicle accident. Give our offices a call today and speak to one of our attorneys. Your initial consultation is confidential and without cost or obligation to you.