More than 500,000 people made their way to Daytona Beach, Florida, to attend the 75th Annual Daytona Bike Week. The ten-day event drew crowds of local Floridians, as well a lot of out-of- state visitors. One thing is for certain—Florida’s interstates and roadways contained a lot more motorcycles than usual.
A patrol officer with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office passed away from a fatal car accident on the upper deck of the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway early Saturday morning. A SUV was driving west in the eastbound lane ended up colliding head-on with the patrol officer’s cruiser. The SUV’s driver died at the scene, while the patrol officer’s passed away at Tampa General Hospital later that morning.
While Spring Break is an exciting celebration for many students and families, it is also a dangerous and deadly time on Florida roadways. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) has two important messages for spring breakers this month: buckle up and don’t drink and drive. The FHP’s mission is to save lives and increased awareness and enforcement of these actions will help to make a difference. These two simple actions are necessary to help prevent and avoid unnecessary accidents, injuries and deaths.
Trucking Company Negligence Causes Truck Accidents
Trucking companies place innocent lives at risk when they fail to conduct routine maintenance and inspections of their trucking fleet. Recently, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined a trucking fleet company for its illegal termination of a truck driver who raised numerous safety concerns regarding defective equipment on his truck.
Commercial Truck Accident Lawyers in Tampa
At Capaz Law Firm in Tampa, our injury attorneys understand the practices and the regulations of the trucking industry. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident involving a large truck, tractor trailer, 18-wheeler, semi truck or other commercial vehicle, it is important to seek advice from an experienced truck accident lawyer who litigates truck accident cases regularly.