SARASOTA, FL – On November 6, 2011, a tractor-trailer collided with a car causing injuries. The name of the tractor-trailer driver has not been released, but he was a driver for Publix. The collision occurred in Fort Myers, Florida on I-75 southbound when the driver of the tractor-trailer attempted to change lanes. In the process of changing lanes the car was hit, causing it to spin and get hit a second time. One person from the car required transportation via MedFlight. More about the crash here.
Comments from our Trucking Accident Attorneys
Truck drivers should know the proper way to check their mirrors before making a lane change. While the trucking industry likes to promote that trucks have blind-spots, in actuality, the truck driver can see all around his vehicle if he checks all his mirrors before changing lanes and continues to check them as he starts the maneuver. A properly trained truck driver knows that there are no blind spots if he uses his mirrors correctly. We have handled a number of lane change cases involving tractor-trailers. See our case results by clicking here.