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Truck Accident in Southern Florida Leaves One Twin Dead and the Other Critically Injured

20-year-old Florida Southern College twins Meghan and Melissa Kelly were returning to school on U.S. 27 on Monday when the Honda they were riding in was struck by a semi-truck that ran a red light at U.S. 27 and State Road 29. The Florida Highway Patrol says that Meghan died from her injuries, while her twin, Melissa, was seriously injured. The sisters, college juniors, played together on their school’s women’s soccer team. Truck collisions can be devastating experiences for the drivers and passengers of cars, motorcyclists, or pedestrians that are involved in these accidents. In Florida, you must hire an experienced truck accident law firm that knows how to deal with truck drivers, trucking companies, and their insurance companies. Your truck crash lawyer will have to be familiar with the rules and regulations established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Semi-trucks are extremely large in size and weigh a great deal. Their impact upon collision is frequently catastrophic. Common causes of truck accidents: • Driver carelessness • Fatigue • Speeding • Driving under the influence • Truck malfunction • Driving longer than the number of hours allowed • Disregarding the rules of the road A good truck crash lawyer will know what to look for in terms of determining who was at fault. Your lawyer should know how to work with accident reconstruction experts and be familiar with reading the truck driver’s logs. It is important that you retain the services of a truck accident lawyer right away. In Return Trip to FSC, 1 Twin Dies in Crash, The Ledger.com, January 8, 2008 Tragic crash kills Florida Southern student, injures her twin, My FOX, January 8, 2008 Related Web Resources: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Center for National Truck and Bus Statistics The Florida truck accident law firm of The Law Office of John D. Ameen, P.A. has helped many truck accident victims recover compensation through personal injury claims and lawsuits. Contact The Law Office of John D. Ameen, P.A. today to request your free consultation. Our law firm is conveniently located in Hollywood, Florida

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