• June 09, 2022

Woman Killed, Child Injured in Truck Accident on I-595 in Broward County, FL

Broward County, FL -- June 8, 2022, one person was killed and one person was injured after an accident involving a disabled car.

Preliminary reports indicated that the crash took place early Wednesday near the I-595 and I-95 interchange.

Police said that a woman was in a vehicle traveling westbound on the interstate when it appears the vehicle became disabled in the inside lane or on the inside shoulder. After this, reports suggest the woman got out of the car where a vehicle hit her. There was then a chain-reaction collision involving the disabled vehicle, a Chevy, and a semi-truck.

Due to the collision, the woman that was driving the disabled vehicle succumbed to fatal injuries. A 4-year-old in that vehicle was taken to a hospital with reportedly non-life-threatening injuries. Right now, additional details about the crash are unavailable.

Commentary on Disabled Car, Truck Accident on I-595 in Broward County

There isn't a lot of information about what happened here, such as how visible the victim's car was, which vehicle first hit, or whether hitting the woman caused the chain reaction or that vehicle was going to hit the disabled vehicle no matter what. There could still be evidence out there that clears all of this up, and it's important not to just assume police will get all the answers.

Woman Killed, Child Injured in Truck Accident on I-595 in Broward County, FL

A while ago, for example, a family came to me about a crash where an 18-wheeler hit a disabled car. The truck driver said there was just no way to see the victim's car due to it being dark out. Through our investigations, though, we found that simply wasn't true.

With a court order, we obtained video footage from the truck which showed the victim's car was clearly visible well enough ahead of time that the truck driver should have been able to avoid it without any issue. Instead, the driver was too busy watching shows on his tablet, so he failed to see the car in time.

Maybe nothing like that happened here, but similar steps to dig into details authorities may have missed could still shed light on what all went wrong here. There's certainly a family out there that deserves to know they're getting the full story.

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