One Killed in Truck Accident on State Route 80 in Hendry County, FL
Hendry County, FL -- April 14, 2022, one person was killed due to an accident where a box truck crashed with a flatbed truck along State Route 80.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 10:00 a.m. in the area of State Route 80 and County Road 833.
In their reports, officials said that a westbound box truck crashed into a flatbed truck that was disabled along the side of the highway.
Due to the crash, the box truck driver succumbed to fatal injuries. No one else was apparently hurt. Additional details are unavailable at this time.
Commentary on Truck Accident on State Route 80 in Hendry County
There isn't a lot of information surrounding this crash, though most would assume someone hitting a disabled truck is automatically going to be in the wrong. That's often true, especially if the collision happened on the shoulder. But it's important to make sure authorities are getting all the facts for the victim's loved ones.
There could always be extenuating circumstances to consider. Investigators could reveal a situation like one I handled not long ago where a crash like this was the result of a truck blocking a lane of travel after mechanical issues relating to their failure to properly maintain the truck. There could also be extenuating circumstances, such as issues with visibility or other drivers reports didn't mention. Jumping to conclusions isn't going to help anyone.