According to the Florida Highway Patrol, nine individuals were injured in a wreck involving a van carrying children with special needs and a semi-truck carrying roofing tiles on Wednesday, July 15th. The crash occurred in Hillsborough County on Interstate 75 heading southbound. The van carrying the children hit a stopped car while trying to merge on the I-4 ramp. Then, the van was hit by a semi-truck. As a result of the crash, nine people were sent to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa.

Truck Accidents on the Rise

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, more than 100,000 individuals are hurt every year in truck crashes. Nearly 4,000 people are involved in fatal truck accidents each year. Commercial drivers often cause crashes due to failure to get the enough sleep, driving too fast and failing to use proper caution while driving. Other contributing causes can be excessive hours driving, cell phone distractions and failure to follow Federal Motor Carrier Regulations.

Contact a Truck Accident Lawyer in Tampa

If you or a family member has been injured in wreck involving a semi truck or commercial vehicle, contact the Capaz Law firm to speak with an experienced accident attorney. We are dedicated to providing personalized legal services to those individuals who have been injured due to the negligence or wrongful actions of another. Call (813) 440-2700 for your free consultation.