Man Killed in Tractor-trailer Accident on Florida Turnpike in Miramar, FL
Broward County, FL -- February 21, 2023, a man was killed due to an accident between an SUV and a tractor-trailer on the turnpike.
According to initial details about the accident, it happened in the Miramar area near University Drive at around 2:00 a.m.
Officials said that an SUV was stopped in a lane of travel for unspecified reasons. While there, a tractor-trailer crashed into, killing a 20-year-old man in the SUV. No one else appeared to be hurt, and the factors surrounding the crash are still under investigation.
At 2:00 a.m., it's possible that a stationary vehicle simply wouldn't be visible enough to avoid. But that's only in very specific situations. Was the driver just stopped for traffic? Did they have a mechanical issue, but their lights were on? Did other drivers have no issue seeing and avoiding the victim prior to the truck hitting it?
I always think back to cases like one I had recently where we found out a collision much like this one occurred because a driver was watching shows on their tablet. They tried to blame the crash on it being too dark, but the evidence was clear. What will the evidence say here, and are proper steps being taken to get it?