A Delray Beach man was left with critical injuries after he crashed into a semi-truck, skidded across the roadway and landed in a canal, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Highway Patrol officials said.
Franklin Taylor was driving his Ford F-150 northbound along Lake Okeechobee on the 7200 block of State Road 15, about 15 miles north of downtown Delray Beach. Franklin entered the southbound lane to pass other cars in the northbound lane when he hit a Freight Cascadia semi-truck on its driver’s side just past the front door.
Franklin continued in a northbound direction but began to skid and struck a guardrail on the west side of the roadway. His truck jumped onto the guardrail, skidded further and eventually landed partially submerged in a canal.
He was listed in critical condition. The driver of the semi-truck and two passengers sustained minor injuries. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, the driver of the semi-truck did attempt to stop when he saw Franklin heading toward him in the same lane.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation according to the Palm Beach Sheriff office. Anyone with relevant information relating to the crash should contact the PBSO or FHP.
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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