• January 10, 2019

Adolfo Lopez Killed in Deltona, FL, Tow Truck Accident

Deltona, FL -- January 9, 2019, Adolfo Lopez sustained fatal injuries after an accident where his vehicle collided into a tow truck.

According to information released by the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident happened late Wednesday at the I-4 exit for Debary Avenue.

Their reports indicated that 35-year-old Lopez was driving an SUV eastbound along the interstate. Ahead, a tow truck had just picked up a vehicle and began to merge back onto the highway. In doing so, Lopez's vehicle crashed into the back of the tow truck.

Due to the severity of the crash, Lopez succumbed to his injuries at the scene. It appears no one else was injured.

Police have yet to released additional details surrounding the wreck.

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Commentary

One factor news reports haven't mentioned is whether or not the tow truck had its overhead lights activated when this crash occurred. I've seen times where tow trucks will switch off their lights right when they begin to pull off the shoulder. The problem with that is if the truck hasn't gotten up to speed yet, that's a massive commercial vehicle essentially blocking a lane of travel with little warning. So while there are always many factors to investigate after an accident like this, that's one particular factor which shouldn't be overlooked.

--Grossman Law Offices

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