A Daytona Beach dump truck accident resulted in a fatality on Wednesday, July 1, according to wndb news.
Alleged Failure to Yield
At approximately 2 p.m., a 2004 Chevrolet pickup truck was westbound on West International Speedway Boulevard near Fire Tower Road when a dump truck driven by a 54-year-old male allegedly pulled out in front of it. The dump truck was reportedly in the center median break when the driver attempted to proceed westbound.
The driver of the pickup required extrication by Volusia County firefighters. Paramedics called for a trauma alert thereafter. According to the FHP, the 75-year-old female driving the pickup truck did not survive the crash. Two unidentified passengers in the pickup sustained minor injuries in the wreck.
The authorities further stated that it is possible that the driver of the dump truck will face charges once the investigation concludes.
Although the investigation into this incident is in its earliest stages, drivers of trucks that fail to yield the right-of-way face potential liability when injury or loss of life results. Florida civil law allows injured victims to pursue monetary damages when it is reasonable to assert that negligence contributed to an accident. When a loss of life occurs, it is often possible for survivors to seek compensation for loss of companionship and burial expenses.
If you or a loved one is a victim in a traffic accident, it is possible to review your case with a Martin County personal injury lawyer focused on relevant parts of personal injury law. Our firm offers this consultation at no cost to you. To ask your questions, or to learn more, please contact us.