A recent post on this Eric Johnson attorney blog discussed how dangerous a collision between a car and a tractor-trailer can be. The post discussed how some of those dangers could be prevented, such as underride accidents that happen when a car rear-ends a semi-truck and is crushed underneath it because its rear impact barrier was not strong enough to stop the car. No matter where a smaller vehicle collides with a semi-truck, injuries and fatalities can result.
On Sunday, a pickup in Kissimmee collided with the passenger side of a Publix tractor-trailer and was pinned under the truck. According to The Ledger, the 23-year-old driver of the Ford F150 truck died at the scene of the accident. His 51-year-old father was a passenger in the truck and he suffered life-threatening injuries in the accident.
The fatal truck accident occurred around 12:30 a.m. when the Ford F150 hit the passenger-side of the tractor-trailer. According to The Ledger, the tractor-trailer was coming onto New Tampa Highway from Publix warehouse gate 7, which is on the road’s north side. Law enforcement reported that neither of the men in the pick-up truck was wearing a seat belt. The driver of the semi-truck was uninjured.