Daytona Beach, FL (August 1, 2021) – On Friday, July 30, a hit-and-run dump truck crash occurred on a highway in Daytona Beach.
According to Daytona Beach Police, the accident happened on the Daytona International Speedway. A man identified as Thomas Somersall was operating a dump truck in the area when he suddenly struck several vehicles in the area due to unknown reasons. The vehicles involved in the accident were badly damaged.
Paramedics and numerous other local responders were immediately dispatched to the scene. Approximately 11 people were injured in the accident. Three of these victims were rushed to the hospital, though their conditions are not yet known.
Somersall got out of the dump truck and fled the scene on foot. However, police later caught up to him and he was charged with multiple counts of hit-and-run.
Eastbound lanes of traffic were blocked in the area for some time, which led to major delays until the scene was cleared.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Truck Accidents in Florida
Truck accidents do not happen as commonly as other accidents on Florida roads but, when they do occur, they tend to lead to some of the most extensive harm. This is due to the fact that trucks are some of the largest vehicles on our roads. Because they are so large, drivers are supposed to be extensively trained to operate these vehicles as safely as possible. However, mistakes are sometimes made and truck accidents still occur every year. Being hurt in a truck accident might be one of the most devastating things that you have ever endured but this is the reality that hundreds of victims face every year in Florida. Injured victims are urged to seek the immediate help of an attorney.
The aftermath of a truck accident can have an enormous impact on every aspect of your life. As you focus on your physical recovery, you may be concerned about how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. These claims can be entirely complex, especially because numerous parties could be to blame in the midst of a truck accident. If you have sustained harm in one of these accidents, you should never have to stand alone. It is important that you speak with a Florida truck accident attorney that you can trust. See our proven track record of success representing those injured in truck accidents at www.chadrobinson.com.
At Chad J. Robinson, PLLC, we have diligently assisted those who have fallen victim to Florida truck accidents over the years. We believe that you have many options under Florida law and we will provide you with the necessary resources to move forward. You may find that you are eligible for a wide array of financial damages during these difficult times. You should never have to stand alone after a truck collision that is not your fault. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Florida at (786) 519-2423 to find out what we can do for you.
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