The Indian River County driver was behind the wheel of a utility truck when it blew a tire and closed Florida’s Turnpike for hours now faces a careless driving charge, the Florida Highway Patrol officials reports.
The 53-year old, was heading north on the turnpike in a 2012 Dodge truck, the Florida Highway Patrol officials said. The 53-year old lost control of the truck after a tire blew out causing him to crashed through a concrete median into the southbound lanes of traffic.
He hit a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse in the southbound lanes near the Glades Road exit. The crash sent the Eclipse driver, 23-year-old Ashley Wilson of Atlanta, to a hospital with serious injuries.
Two other vehicles crashed into the chunks of concrete in the roadway, the Florida Highway Patrol officials authorities said.
All southbound lanes were closed for more than three hours after the crash, due in part to the oil that spilled from the Dodge truck and onto the median and roadway.
However all lanes had reopened, according to Florida Highway Patrol officials.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident involving four vehicles which ultimately, resulted in injuries and damage to properties. We wish the victim a speedy recovery and hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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