• May 05, 2017

One Killed in Truck Accident on the Florida Turnpike in Palm City, FL

Palm City, FL -- A collision between a passenger car and a semi-truck claimed the life of an unidentified man in Palm City, Florida Thursday, May 4, 2017.

The incident took place on the Florida Turnpike around 5:30 p.m.

According to the report, the victim's vehicle for reasons unclear rolled over in the roadway, and was subsequently struck by a dump truck. The victim, whose name remains unknown, was taken to a nearby hospital, but was declared dead.

The report made no mention of other injuries in the incident.

The official investigation into the incident is ongoing.

map of the area


As the incident occurred recently, the details provided by the media report are sparse. But, based upon what we do know, I'm curious as to how much time had passed between the passenger vehicle rolling over, and the collision with the dump truck. Is there a chance the truck happened upon the scene well after the initial rollover? If so, there's chance they might have stopped in time to prevent the crash. It's possible the truck was traveling at an unsafe speed, leaving little time nor distance for the dump truck to stop safely.

The simple fact is truck drivers are no different than operators of passenger vehicles in their duty to not only recognize potentially deadly hazards, but to respond accordingly. Not to say any of these scenarios were the case here. The only way to determine if any of these possibilities applies is through a more thorough scientific investigation into the collision.

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