Although there have been significant safety improvements to make tractor-trailers safer on American roadways, they still are involved in a rising number of accidents. Most of the time, drivers and passengers in passenger vehicles suffer serious injuries and death when involved in an accident with a tractor-trailer. However, it should be noted that a good many of these accidents are the fault of the driver of passenger vehicles and not the driver of the truck.
When in an accident involving a tractor-trailer, the injured party has many avenues to receive compensation. The first is their personal injury protection insurance, which is required by Florida law. In many cases, the injuries and damages exceed the limitations of these policies. In these cases, the injured party may sue the insurance carriers of the driver and in some cases, the trucking company.
Click Orlando reports that a motorist has been killed in a collision with an Amazon truck on Interstate 95.
The accident occurred on Thursday morning along I-95 in Volusia County near State Road 442.
A man driving a 2000 Honda sedan stopped to ask a serviceman who was assisting a FedEx truck for help with a hole in his tire. The serviceman said he would try and help. The driver of the Honda turned on his hazard lights and headed for the next exit.
The Honda became disabled in the right lane where it was struck by a semi-truck carrying Amazon packages. The driver of the Honda was killed in the collision and the driver of the truck suffered from minor injuries.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing.