Seven people have died, including five children, in a fatal multi-vehicle accident in Florida. The children were travelling in a van on their way to Disney World. The incident occurred when an 18-wheeler collided with a car in north Florida. According to initial reports, the driver of the car crossed the center line, across the guardrail and into oncoming traffic, including the big-rig and the church van carrying the children.
Upon impact, the semi-truck’s caught fire. An additional vehicle approached the scene and struck individuals who had been ejected from the vehicles. Complicating matters, diesel fuel spilled adding fuel to the burning fires.
At least eight people sustained serious personal injuries.
The incident remains under investigation. This crash is the first major accident in 2019. Whenever big rig accidents occur, the potential for serious injuries is great. The sheer size of the vehicle makes it difficult to control once unstable. The size, combined with the vehicles weight and the cargo all are complicating factors, increasing the dangers of truck accidents.
For more information or if you or a loved one has suffered any type of injury in a motor vehicle accident, please contact the experienced San Francisco personal injury lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.