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  • Semi-Truck Crash Trends in Florida

    October 6, 2016 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, between the years 2004 – 2014, the state of Florida experienced a downtrend in accidents involving semi-trucks. Fatal crashes involving large trucks dropped to 168 in 2014 from 322 in 2004. While the number for injuries is higher, that decreased as well throughout the years. The downtrend in fatal crashes is not particularly ...
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  • Commercial Motor Vehicle Terms and Common Truck Accident Statistics

    April 1, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    In Florida and throughout the U.S., state roads, highways, and interstates are commonly populated by large commercial trucks, also known as semi-trucks or tractor trailers. A commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is defined as any large truck or vehicle with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of more than 26,000 pounds or any bus designed to carry 16 or more passengers. Commercial motor vehicles require an ...
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  • Orlando Pedestrian Hit by Semi-Truck

    February 21, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On Tuesday, January 14th, a pedestrian walking along Orlando’s Orange Blossom Trail lost his life after being struck by a tractor trailer. The victim’s name was not released, but he was identified only as a 33-year-old resident of Orlando, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The deadly accident took place just around 10:22pm near the North Park Commerce Center near Clarcona Ocoee ...
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  • 6-year-old Cyclist Struck and Killed by Semi Truck near Orlando

    February 11, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On Wednesday, February 5th, a 6-year-old boy passed away after being struck by a tractor trailer as he rode his bicycle to school in Orange County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Jaden Vasquez Vallejo, of Orlando, was riding to Meadow Woods Elementary School when the semi truck, an 18-wheeler flatbed truck hauling a load of construction lumber hit the 6-year-old on Landstar Boulevard ...
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  • Teacher, Students Injured in Crash with Semi-Truck

    February 7, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On the morning of Tuesday, January 28th, a grade school teacher and two Blake High School students were injured in a traffic accident as a tractor trailer collided with their automobile on Van Dyke Road. Merritt Tilson, age 40, is a music teacher at Lake Magdalene Elementary School. Tilson was travelling southbound right around 6:28 am onto Van Dyke Road from a private driveway just across from ...
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  • Two Killed in Collision with Semi-Truck in Plant City

    January 22, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On Monday, January 13th, two people riding in a passenger vehicle were killed following a catastrophic collision with a semi-truck. The accident between the car and a tractor trailer closed down the James L. Redman Parkway for several hours as rescue crews and investigators worked the scene, according to Plant City police. The fatal traffic accident occurred right around 3:45 p.m. A driver and one ...
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  • Port Charlotte Man Killed in Industrial Tractor Accident

    January 21, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On Thursday, January 9th, a man died in the morning hours after an industrial accident in which he was run over by the same tractor he had been operating. According to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, EMS and Fire Department rescue units were dispatched at 9:15 a.m. to the Auto Barn Wholesale Building on Packinghouse Road, near Cattlemen Road and Palmer Boulevard. When the accident was ...
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