Semi Truck Driver with Lengthy Driving Record Causes Fatal Accident
Fatal tractor trailer truck accidents can happen more often than you think, and driver negligence is often to blame.
On February 12, tampabay.com reported a fatal crash between a semi tractor trailer and a car. The tractor trailer was transporting 30,000 pounds of alcoholic beverages when it attempted to pass a car on I-75. The tractor trailer struck the rear end of the car, causing the tractor trailer to overturn on the highway, and the car to swerve off of I-75 and into the Alafia River, killing the driver of the car.
The article states that previous driving history cannot disqualify an candidate from getting a commercial driver’s license. In this case, the truck driver had dozens of driving infractions in the past ten years including having his driving license suspended 6 times.
A spokesperson from ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, the semi truck driver’s employer, has declined to comment on the semi truck driver’s poor driving record. Though the accident remains under investigation, fog has been ruled out as a cause, and it seems apparent that the semi driver’s negligence led to this unfortunate crash that took the life of an innocent driver.