SARASOTA COUNTY, FL – One driver was killed and another injured in a multi-vehicle crash in Sarasota County Monday morning.
According to WWSB , the accident happened in the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 near Laurel Road, where traffic was backed up from a previous crash. The Florida Highway Patrol said a man was driving a semi-truck on I-75 south at about 8 a.m. and was unable to stop as he approached the traffic ahead. He ended up colliding with five other vehicles that were in front of him. The semi-truck overturned and the driver, a 46-year-old Port Charlotte resident, was pronounced dead at the scene. One of the other drivers was seriously injured and transported to an area hospital.
The southbound lanes of I-75 were shut down while the FHP investigated the incident.
Semi-truck collisions are some of the most catastrophic accidents on Florida’s roads and involve 200 to 300 fatalities per year, plus thousands of serious injuries. Among all types of accidents, these cause the most physical and financial damage. At Kemp, Ruge and Green, our Sarasota County Truck Accident Lawyers are experienced with this type of case and will help you get the support and compensation you deserve after a truck accident. Call us today at 727-325-5512 to request your free consultation.