Garbage Truck Accidents
Garbage trucks are deployed throughout different cities in Florida on many different days. Garbage truck drivers have a job to do and sometimes forget about the dangers and consequences that go along with driving something so large.
There are many causes of garbage truck accidents in Florida, including:
- Backing up unexpectedly
- Defective back up signals
- Brake failure
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Running a stop sign
- Making a turn too quickly
- Texting while driving
- Participating in other distracted driving
- Aggressive driving
When a garbage truck makes a turn without looking for pedestrians, bicyclists, or other vehicles, the results can be catastrophic. Additionally, another way people often get hurt is when garbage trucks back into them – sometimes caused from broken warning signals.
The injuries pedestrians, motorists, and cyclists receive when involved in a garbage truck accident in South Florida can be devastating. Injuries may include:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
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