A Broward County truck crash involving a semi-truck rear ending two vehicles on US 27 has claimed the lives of three people while injuring four others. The catastrophic South Florida tractor-trailer accident occurred on US 27 on December 10.
Killed in the Broward County semi-truck collision were 19-year-old Anthony Perez of Miami, and 19-year-old Ileana E. Mira and 15-year-old Dairon Ledesma, who are both from Hialeah. The Florida Highway Patrol has been looking into whether illegal racing was a factor.
According to witnesses, the Honda Civic and Integra that the trucker Placid Ferdinand rear-ended were stopped and occupying two lanes of the road. FHP says that Ferdinand attempted to stop his Freightliner truck but failed.
The driver of the Civic, Miami Springs 18-year-old Angel Lazo says that he was not racing and that he was experiencing car trouble at the time. Lazo, and 18-year-old Virginia Gardens resident Raymond Garcia, who was driving the Integra, were among those who were injured. Other injury victims include Civic passenger and Miami Springs 19-year-old Matthew A. Foreman. Ferdinand’s wife, Sandy Kay Ferdinand, also sustained injuries.
Our Miami tractor-trailer crash lawyers want to remind you of the importance of exploring your legal options as soon as possible. Going up against a trucking company to recover Broward County personal injury or wrongful death recovery can be a tough endeavor-especially when attempting this alone. Many trucking companies have the resources and manpower to fight liability claims against them. You need someone who can protect your rights and fight for your right to compensation.
There also may be other parties, such as the driver of another truck, the manufacturer of a faulty vehicle part, or the entity responsible for maintaining a road that had defects who should be held liable.
Third teen dies after truck hit two cars on US 27, Sun-Sentinel, December 10, 2010
Third South Fla. teen dies after Broward crash, Miami Herald, December 10, 2010
Related Web Resources:
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Truck Accidents, Nolo
Fatality Analysis Reporting System
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