• August 19, 2022

One Dead, Several Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash on I-75 in Tampa, FL

Tampa, FL — August 18, 2022, one person died and several were injured in a multi-vehicle wreck on Interstate 75 in Tampa.

Reports say the incident happened around 8:20 a.m. on the southbound interstate near Bruce B. Downs Boulevard. Preliminary investigation suggests an SUV lost control on the roadway and crashed into a nearby flatbed semi-truck. After the impact both vehicles swerved right, where they hit a sedan and a second SUV.

Both the sedan and the big rig continued onto the shoulder where they hit two trucks with attached mobile homes.

One of the drivers on the shoulder was standing outside their truck when the vehicles crashed into it. They suffered fatal injuries during the wreck. Several other people received non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to area hospitals.

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

One Dead, Several Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash on I-75 in Tampa, FL

Commentary on Tampa Multi-Vehicle Accident on I-75

Preliminary reports seem to have a fair handle on the chain of events here, but at the same time it seems like there are still plenty of missing details to find out. How fast was everyone traveling? What went wrong that made the first SUV swerve toward the flatbed truck? Did the driver just make a mistake? Was the road in bad condition? Did the vehicle have a malfunction or defect? Was everyone's attention fully committed to the road? Could any of the multi-stage accident have reasonably been avoided?

Those questions aren't meant to overcomplicate things or point fingers. I just know from long experience that police investigations, while helpful, don't focus on the specifics often needed to get victims and families the help they need after these incidents. When the whole and true story isn't learned and supported by clear facts, that can make endless problems for people just trying to get back on their feet. Click below to learn more about some of the shortcomings of a standard police investigation.

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