A 51-year-old Sarasota man has died from injuries he sustained after crashing into a dump truck in late August. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the man was traveling in his Dodge Ram when he collided with an International dump truck.
Highway patrol officials stated that the man drove his vehicle into the path of the oncoming truck in an effort to pass another vehicle on the road. As a result, the front of his vehicle crashed into the front of the dump truck. The truck driver was reportedly unharmed, and no charges have been filed against him.
Driver error and trucking accidents
It’s incredibly important for the drivers of large commercial trucks to operate their vehicles safely to protect everyone with whom they share the road. These trucks’ large size and weight mean that an accident can cause a great deal of damage to other cars.
Although most truck drivers effectively adhere to the strict federal safety standards, some exhibit behaviors that place others in danger. In an effort to meet tight shipping deadlines, some trucking companies may pressure their drivers to violate rest time requirements, leading to fatigued driving. Additionally, about 44 percent of trucking accidents caused by driver error involve the use of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, and 23 percent are related to traveling at excessive speeds.
After a truck accident, your attorney will look at the driver’s official logs and determine if any regulations or safety standards were violated in the hours or minutes before the crash. To learn more about your legal options if you’ve been involved in a serious crash, contact a knowledgeable Bradenton trucking accident lawyer with Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh.