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Dade City Man Killed in Fiery Dump Truck Collision in Thonotosassa

540394_car_accident.jpgA 20-year-old man was killed April 5 when his SUV swerved into the path of a dump truck on U.S. 301 in Thonotosassa.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the Dade City man was killed around 6:30 a.m. when the Ford Expedition he was driving south veered into the northbound lanes of traffic.

The left side of the man’s SUV hit the left front of the dump truck, engulfing the SUV in flames. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 58-year-old dump truck driver suffered minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

After you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, an accident reconstruction expert may be called in to investigate the scene of the crash site and determine exactly how the accident played out. Other experts such as physicians and economists may be called upon to assess the full amount of damages the victim suffered should the case go to trial. Whether you are negotiating with an insurance company or preparing a civil suit for court, it is best to seek the guidance of an injury lawyer who can walk you through these complex legal proceedings while keeping your best interests in mind.


The Pasco County Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton will work with you and your loved ones, as well as any necessary experts, to thoroughly uncover any evidence or witness testimony to help prove your claim. In many cases we are able to negotiate with the negligent party’s insurance company to recover a just settlement. However, as trial attorneys, we are fully prepared to go to court to recover damages for your injuries or losses should the insurance company fail to offer fair compensation.

Even minor injuries sustained in a car accident can have lasting effects on your life. Just as much as injuries can cause pain to your body, they can also hurt your mind, budget and family. The Pasco County Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help alleviate some of the stresses that can arise following a motor vehicle accident. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can put our knowledge to work for you.

If you have been injured in an auto accident due to another driver’s negligence, contact the Pasco County Auto Accident Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton online or call 727-847-2299. We handle accident cases in New Port Richey, Port Richey, Dade City, Hudson, Holiday, Zephyrhills, Trinity, Land O’Lakes and Wesley Chapel.

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