Truck Driver with Poor Driving Record Causes Fatal Accident

Truck Driver with Poor Driving Record Causes Fatal Accident

Fatal semi truck accidents may happen more often than you think, and driver negligence is often to blame.

On February 12, tampabay.com reported a fatal accident between a semi truck and a car. The semi truck was carrying 30,000 pounds of alcoholic beverages when it attempted to pass a car on I-75. The semi clipped the rear end of the car, causing the semi to overturn on the highway, and the car to veer off of I-75 and into the Alafia River, killing the driver of the car.

The report states that previous driving history cannot disqualify an applicant from getting a commercial license. In this case, the truck driver had dozens of driving infractions in the past 10 years including having his driving license suspended 6 times.

As expected, a spokesperson from ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, the truck driver’s employer, has declined to comment on the truck driver’s poor driving record.

Though the accident remains under investigation, fog has been ruled out as a cause, and it seems clear that the truck driver’s negligence led to this unfortunate accident that took the life of an innocent driver.

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