• January 31, 2022

One Injured in Fiery Truck Accident on I-75 in Suwanee County, FL

Suwanee County, FL -- January 28, 2022, injuries were reported after one semi-truck rear-ended another on Interstate 75 in Suwanee County.

Authorities say the incident happened around 5:40 a.m. on I-75 North near mile marker 439 close to White Springs. Preliminary investigation suggests a commercial semi-truck rear-ended another big rig on the highway. The striking truck then veered through the traffic lanes and overturned, crashing through the guardrail and coming to rest in the median. It then caught fire and became completely engulfed.

The driver of the flaming truck was transported to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The other truck driver was reportedly unhurt.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Fiery Truck Accident on I-75 in Suwanee County

It's not clear exactly how these two trucks collided and clear that detail needs to be cleared up during the investigation, but at least there's some silver lining in that the only injuries were supposedly minor. However, that doesn't really wrap things up. Sometimes "minor" injuries are just the tip of the iceberg.

One Injured in Fiery Truck Accident on I-75 in Suwanee County, FL

I had someone come to me a not long ago after a similar wreck. Reports said two commercial vehicles collided and one of the drivers had some back pain. Doctors checked him out and sent him home with instructions to stay off his feet and take some ibuprofen. Days later, however, he was almost paralyzed by pain. Further tests showed the crash actually ruptured a disk in his spine, which ultimately required major surgery and lengthy rehab. That's quite the far cry from "minor".

We were able to help that man, but not everyone's injuries show their true nature so quickly. That's why taking steps to prepare as soon as possible after a commercial vehicle wreck is so important. As they say, "hope for the best but prepare for the worst." This crash seems like no exception.

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