Fort Lauderdale Semi-Trailer Truck Accident Near Broward Boulevard Kills Teacher and Injures Five Others, Including Four Children
In Fort Lauderdale, students and teachers are in shock following news that three-vehicle accident this morning involving a semi-trailer truck killed a fourth grade teacher, as well as injured another teacher and four students. Grief counselors have been working with the staff and the students at Stephen Foster Elementary School to cope with the loss of fourth-grade teacher Sharon Braun. Braun, 58, who was not wearing a safety belt at the time of the truck accident, was thrown from the car. The Florida Highway Patrol says she died at the truck crash scene. The Fort Lauderdale truck accident took place a little after 7am close to Broward Boulevard when Tracy Fiffia, a 1999 Freightliner semi-trailer driver, hit a 1999 Buick while trying to change lanes. A 1998 Volvo was also involved in the Fort Lauderdale multi-vehicle crash. Police say the truck struck Buick, which hit the Volvo, which went off the road and hit a light pole. The Buick also drove off the road and overturned. All of the accident victims were riding in the Buick driven by Gail Carter, who was the other teacher injured in the crash. The children injured in the accident were ages 11, 10, 9, and 7. They were taken to Broward General Medical Hospital. Truck Accidents Proving liability in Florida truck accidents can be tough—unless you have an experienced Fort Lauderdale truck crash lawyer by your side. It is important that you choose a Florida personal injury attorney who knows how to properly investigate your case. This includes asking the right questions and knowing how to search for and preserve evidence. There are various federal regulations and requirements that govern US truck drivers. A good Florida truck accident lawyer will know how to determine not just what happened but what could have been done to prevent such a catastrophic crash from happening to you and who caused the deadly trucker crash. Some examples of questions your attorney will likely explore: • Did truck driver exceeded the federal limit for the amount of hours that he or she is allowed to operate a vehicle without taking a break? • Was the truck overloaded? • Do truck maintenance logs indicate that a vehicle was not properly maintained. • Did your truck driver have the proper licensing? • Does he or she have a medical disability that should have kept him or her off the road? Sharon Braun Guest Book, Legacy.com Related Web Resources: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration National Highway Traffic Safety Administration In Broward County, Florida, our Fort Lauderdale truck accident lawyers would be happy to discuss your Florida truck crash collision case with you. Contact The Law Office of John D. Ameen, P.A. today. You may have grounds for filing a Fort Lauderdale personal injury claim or wrongful death lawsuit.