Two Dead, 9 Injured After Deadly Tanker Crash In Martin County
At least two people are dead and dozens injured after a tanker truck carrying flammable liquid crashed into another truck on a highway, setting off a massive explosion that collapsed part of the roadway.
The Martin County officials tell the post that 9 people were injured with 5 treated at hospitals for first-, second- and third-degree burns. Some were injured by glass exploding at nearby buildings.
The explosion caused flames to fall into a parking lot below the highway, causing some of the cars to explode, the Associated Press reports.
A video of the crash shows the tanker truck failing to brake and smashing into the back of another tractor trailer.
It immediately burst into flames. A second explosion covered all eight lanes of the highway, but most of the vehicles on the road had moved away from the crash, the Post reports.
Reports have not indicated why the driver of the tanker did not brake before the collision. The Florida Highway Patrol has not yet released the names of the two people who died in the crash as investigations are still ongoing.
Anyone with relevant information concerning what may have caused the crash is asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol Department.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in injuries. We 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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