• August 11, 2022

18-Wheeler Rear-Ends Car, 3 Injured in I-75 in Sarasota County, FL

Sarasota County, FL— August 5, 2022, three people were seriously injured when a tractor-trailer rear-ended their car on Interstate 75 in Sarasota County.

Reports say the incident happened around 4:55 a.m. on I-75 at mile marker 207. Preliminary investigation suggests a BMW passenger vehicle was traveling at "a slower speed" in the middle lane when an 18-wheeler crashed into it from behind. The impact spun the BMW out and it came to rest on the west shoulder.

The car's 21-year-old driver and its passengers, two women ages 36 and 21, were taken to an area hospital for treatment of serious and critical injuries.

The investigation is ongoing. No further information is currently available.

Three Injured in 18-Wheeler/Car Accident on I-75 in Sarasota County, FL

Commentary on Truck Accident on I-75 in Sarasota County

If reports have their facts straight and the truck driver just plowed into the back of the car, some may feel there's not much else to say. How could anyone dispute blame in a situation like that?

That may seem reasonable on paper, but I've often had to discourage the idea that any truck accident is really that open-and-shut. People who've never crashed with a commercial vehicle, fortunate as they are, also don't realize the battles waiting for those who do. Trucking companies are notorious for fighting liability after crashes, pointing fingers anywhere and everywhere except at their driver. Bad roads, poor visibility, mysterious vehicle failures, and even the victims themselves often get blamed for the damage done, and whether the arguments are ridiculous or not it falls to the victims to prove their side of the story is the true one.

Click the image below to learn more about how trucking companies jump into action to save their hides after their drivers crash.

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