The Florida State Patrol released a report regarding a fatal collision
between a dump truck and a van that occurred in Glades County on Thursday, July 16.
Dump Truck and Van Collide
According to the FHP, the van was eastbound on State Road 78 at approximately
1:50 p.m. when the driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle as it
hit standing water. The van spun and entered the westbound lane. A westbound
dump truck then struck the van. The collision sent both vehicles into
a ditch filled with water along the south shoulder of the highway, according to
NBC 2 News.
Loss of Life Reported
The FHP says that three occupants of the van did not survive. One victim
was a 56-year-old Moore Haven woman. The two others were both from Clewiston:
a 26-year-old female and a 15-year-old girl. The truck driver did not
suffer any injury in the wreck.
Although the investigation into this particular accident is ongoing, investigators
often look at numerous factors when a commercial vehicle is in an accident.
Experienced investigators look at many potential issues in sometimes complex
events on the state's roadways.
When evidence of negligence is present, victims and survivors of victims
do have recourse in the state's civil courts. It is possible for injured
victims to seek compensation for medical bills, pain-and-suffering and
lost wages. Survivors of those killed sometimes seek monetary damages
for loss of companionship.
If you or a family member is a victim in a crash, it is possible to discuss
the matter with a
Stuart, FL car accident attorney. We offer this type of consultation at no cost to you. To learn more, please