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Fatal Semi Truck Accident in Pensacola

Semi-trailer truck damaged during an accidentOn Wednesday, August 9, 2017, two vehicles were involved in a collision on U.S. 98. The crash occurred just after 12:00 p.m. and involved a passenger vehicle and a semi-truck. The accident, sadly, proved to be fatal for the occupant of the vehicle.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a female driver was operating a 2006 Cadillac GTS. She was traveling behind a semi truck, operated by a male driver. For reasons currently unknown, the woman was traveling at a higher rate of speed than the semi-truck and did not slow down. Due to the speeds of the two vehicles, the woman crashed her vehicle into the back of the semi-truck.

The Cadillac was forced off the road as a result of the initial impact. The vehicle came to rest in the grass. The driver of the semi-truck was able to complete a controlled stop very close to the scene of the accident. Emergency personnel responded to the scene of the accident and discovered that the female driver had passed away. Troopers also noted that the woman was not wearing a seat belt.

If you are involved in any type of truck accident in Pensacola, you have legal rights. You do not have to accept the settlement the insurance company offers you without having it examined by a legal professional. You also have the right to take your case to court, seeking compensation for medical bills, lost wages and more. Call our office today to discuss your case with a member of our team.

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