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NHTSA Reports that 288 Trucks Were Involved in Deadly Florida Motor Vehicle Crashes In 2007

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 288 large trucks were involved in deadly motor vehicle accidents in the state of Florida last year. The NHTSA released this figure as part of its 2007 Traffic Safety Facts data. Other NHTSA 2007 Large Truck Facts: • Nationally, 413,000 large trucks were involved in traffic accidents. • 4,584 of these large truck collisions involved fatalities. • 4,808 lives were lost in large truck crashes. • 17% of the victims that died were riding in large trucks. • 75% of the victims that died were riding in other vehicles. • 8% of the victims that died were not riding in any vehicles when the crashes occurred. • 101,000 others were injured in large truck accidents. • Out of every nine traffic deaths, one of the deaths involved a large truck crash. • 76,000 trucks were involved in motor vehicle accidents resulting in injuries to victims. • Large trucks have a greater chance of becoming involved in a deadly accident involving multiple vehicles than in a single-vehicle crash. Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents involving large truck crashes continue to cause serious injuries and deaths on Florida’s roads. In Florida’s Volusia County on Friday, a Merritt Island man died following his involvement in two separate tractor-trailer accidents. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, they believe Keith Murphy’s truck was involved in a motor vehicle crash with a tractor-trailer. The collision disabled Murphy’s vehicle, causing him to get out of his pickup truck. He was then struck by a semi-truck driven by Jessie Pace, who swerved his vehicle to try and avoid hitting the 31-year-old man. Murphy died form his injuries. In Jackson County, Florida last month, a 79-year-old woman was walking along the Interstate 10 rest area close to Cottondale when she was struck by flying tires. The tires had come off a trailer that a semi-truck was towing. The woman died from her injuries. Related Web Resources: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration FARS Encyclopedia Personal injury and wrongful death cases involving large trucks can be complicated claims to prove without the help of an experienced Florida truck crash lawyer by your side. It is important that the personal injury law firm you choose knows how to successfully pursue a truck accident claim in order to maximize your chances of recovery. Contact The Law Office of John D. Ameen, P.A. today.

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