Two lanes of northbound I-75 were blocked off this morning just south of Riverview after there was an accident involving a semi.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 37-year-old Tampa man was driving a 2013 semi north on I-75 at 5:39 a.m. when he lost control of the truck.
The semi exited the roadway and collided with a 2014 Volkswagen Passat driven by a 42-year-old woman, according to troopers. The semi and the car both hit the outside guardrail, then slid down the shoulder embankment.
Both individuals were taken to Tampa General Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Traffic was backed up for several miles while crews pulled the vehicles up from the embankment..
The truck driver was ticketed for failure to use due care.
Troopers also believe heavy rains and wet conditions played a role in the crash as well.
The results can be devastating when a semi driver loses control of the vehicle or the tractor detaches from its trailer and spins out of control. These accidents are usually severe and cause significant property damage, injury or even death to the truck driver or other drivers and passengers involved in the accident.
Numerous things can cause a semi truck driver to lose control, from driver error to equipment malfunction. These cases can be quite complex, so it is best to consult with an injury lawyer as soon as possible. A Tampa Bay Truck Accident Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can investigate your case to determine what caused the crash and who is liable. The at-fault party may not be just one person, in fact it can include a number of different parties from the truck driver to the trucking company or other parties.
If you have been the victim of a semi truck accident, contact a Tampa Bay Truck Accident Lawyer at Whittel & Melton today at 866-608-5529 or contact us online. We know the serious injuries these accidents can cause and will fight aggressively to hold the at-fault party responsible for your accident and get you the financial compensation you need to recover.