A 68-year-old man was killed Saturday night after a semi truck made a U-turn into the path of his car causing him to crash into the back of the semi.
The crash occurred around 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Dale Mabry Highway and County Line Road.
Troopers said the man’s Chevy Blazer was traveling northbound on Dale Mabry Highway when a semi traveling southbound made a U-turn into the path of the Chevy.
The Chevy collided into the back of the trailer towed by the semi, causing the vehicle to get lodged beneath the trailer.
Troopers said the man suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.
The driver of the semi and his passenger were not injured in the crash.
According to the report, charges are pending.
Making a U-turn is a risky maneuver for any driver/vehicle, but when the vehicle is a large, semi truck they are putting themselves and other vehicles around them in grave danger. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there are about 11,000 truck crashes each year caused by a commercial truck turning into the path of another vehicle.
Regardless of how careful a driver you are, you do not have control over the way the drivers around you navigate. If you or someone you love is injured or killed in a truck accident that was caused by a truck driver’s carelessness or negligence, you need to speak with a Pasco County Truck Accident Lawyer at Whittel & Melton. We will sit down with you and review your case for no charge.
Call us today at 727-847-2299 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation to find out how we can help you achieve full and fair compensation for your injuries or losses. We can start helping you immediately.