Man Struck by Semi-Truck After Car Breaks Down on Hwy 192 in Florida
OSCEOLA COUNTY, FL. – A man was struck by a semi-truck after his vehicle broke down on U.S. Highway 192 in Florida, according to an online news report posted to aroundosceola.com. The man, who was fatally injured in the accident, has been identified by Florida officials.*
Reports indicate a 2002 Hyundai (model not reported) was traveling east on U.S. 192 in Osceola County, Florida, and somehow broke down. The vehicle appeared to be disabled and was stopped partway in the outside lane of the highway. It is not clear what caused the Hyundai to break down.
The driver of the Hyundai got out of the vehicle and was standing in or near a lane of travel on the roadway. A passing 2004 semi-truck (make and model not reported) that was traveling east in the outside lane then struck both the Hyundai and the driver of the Hyundai.
The Hyundai driver sustained severe injuries and did not survive. Officials pronounced him deceased at the scene. He has been identified as 29-year-old Mathew Greenberg, of Fort Pierce, Florida. It does not appear that anyone else was in the Hyundai at the time that it broke down.
The driver of the semi-truck has been identified as 39-year-old Oren Windross, of Margate, Florida. It does not appear that Windross was injured in the wreck, but this has not been confirmed.
Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the collision, and Troopers have not released additional information to the media at this time.
Accident News is an archive of select accidents designed to alert and educate drivers, to help them avoid the most common causes of motor vehicle crashes. If you or a family member are injured in an accident, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at Montlick.com. For more information about Montlick & Associates’ award-winning public service programs click here.
* This blog is intended to provide the public with news concerning serious automobile accidents and related stories. Although we are receiving this information from news organizations, initial reports may be different from conclusions reached by law enforcement personnel and other organizations, upon further investigation. Therefore, the accuracy of the content is not guaranteed. The information published here is based on information that has already been reported by a news organization, or other sources, and we cannot and do not assume responsibility for its accuracy. The source that we utilized at the time is provided above. If this posting pertains to you or your family and you do not wish for it to be on our website, please email us at [email protected] and we will be happy to remove it, but when doing so, please include a link to the the article that you wish to be taken down.