A head-on collision that occurred in Orlando on the evening of June 14 between a tractor-trailer and a utility pickup shut down the Florida Turnpike and Interstate 4 interchange for approximately six hours overnight. Orlando police reported that the onramps from Interstate 4 to the Florida Turnpike were shut down while they conducted their investigation.
Police officers stated that their preliminary findings led them to believe that a pickup truck was going the wrong way when it hit the semitrailer head-on. A man and his pregnant wife were in a car next to the semitrailer right before the auto accident occurred and witnessed the events. The man stated that although he and his wife were able to avoid the collision, debris from it still hit their car. They were not injured in the incident.
The driver of the pickup, however, was reported to be in extremely critical condition. The person was transported to the Orlando Regional Medical Center. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured in the accident.
The people involved in the auto accident could decide to file personal injury lawsuits to seek compensation for the damage to their vehicles. The results of the police investigation could confirm that the pickup truck driver was indeed at fault, and they could also indicate that he or she was driving negligently or recklessly. If that is the case, the couple and the semi driver could have a solid claim against that person in a civil claim.
Personal injury lawyers might be able to help people injured in auto accidents prepare their claims after evaluating the details of their case. They might also help them negotiate settlements with the other party outside the courtroom.
Source: WFTV.com 9, “Head-on collision closes I-4 interchange to Florida Turnpike Saturday morning in Orlando”, June 15, 2013