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 contact us.