Belleview, FL — September 12, 2017, a Coffeeville, MS, man was killed after an accident where his vehicle and an 18-wheeler collided on US Highway 301.

Marion County Police officials were called out to the intersection of US Highway 301 and Southeast 132nd Street Road at around 3:20 a.m.

According to their preliminary investigations, a man was driving a pickup along US 301 toward the intersection where the lights were out due to the hurricane. Reports say his vehicle and a tractor-trailer on 132nd both failed to stop at the intersection, resulting in a t-bone collision.

The man driving the pickup suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. The driver of the semi-trailer was not injured in the accident.

No further information has been reported at this time.

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Commentary

The report states that neither vehicle came to a complete stop at the intersection. Unless there are other factors which weren’t reported, it seems as though the only survivor and witness to the accident was the truck driver. Nearly 30 years of litigating truck accidents has taught me that in such situations, truck drivers usually recount the series of events in a light that is most favorable to them. But even if we take the news reports at face value, this is a comparative fault issue.

A trucking company’s goal in an accident like this is to pin the blame on the victim, and the victim’s family has the difficult task of pinning the blame on the trucking company. Ultimately, any comparative fault dispute will come down to which side has the strongest evidence and the people who know how to use that evidence strategically. Whichever side has the facts on their sides and the experienced professionals working with those facts will be the side that prevails.

–Grossman Law Offices

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