10-Year-Old Boy Sustains Serious Injuries In Florida Tractor-Trailer Accident

The Florida Highway Patrol has charged a Kenworth tractor-trailer driver of violation of the right of way in the wake of a Florida truck crash that left a 10-year-old Lake Wales boy seriously injured. Charles Geim was taken to Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital in Orlando following the motor vehicle accident.

The FHP says that trucker Sonia Mcgaha turned her Kenworth tractor-trailer left from US 27 into the path of a Chevrolet that was coming from the opposite direction. Her rig struck the car’s left side. Lorine Jones, the driver of the car that Geim was riding in, sustained minor injuries.

Mcgaha wasn’t hurt in the crash, but Jermie Mcgaha, 9, sustained minor injuries.

Tractor-Trailer Accidents

Common causes of tractor-trailer crashes

• Tailgating
• Exhausted drivers
• Failing to obey road signs
• Speeding
• Aggressive drivers
• Talking or text messaging on the cell phone
• Drunk driving
• Forgetting to check blind spots

An 80,000-pound truck can be a huge danger to car passengers, motorcyclists, pedestrians, and bicyclists if they are involved in a truck accident with one of these large vehicles.

Boy, 10, critically injured in accident, Newschief.com, July 30, 2008

Related Web Resources:

Florida Highway Patrol

Truck Accident Laws, Justia
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