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Ladder Falls from Truck and Strikes Vehicle on Interstate 75 in Florida


January 18, 2020

RIVERVIEW, FL- Patch.com writes that a woman in North Port sustained severe injuries in a crash on Interstate 75. The victim was traveling behind a Dodge Ram pickup truck earlier this week during the afternoon when a ladder fell from the truck’s trailer.*

The woman’s Mitsubishi Endeavor collided with the ladder. The crash caused the victim to lose control of her vehicle and veer onto a median before rolling over multiple times. Police identified the victim as a 26-year-old woman. Responders brought the injured woman to the St. Joseph’s Hospital, where her condition is reportedly serious. 

The driver of the pickup truck, a 34-year-old man from Valrico, received a citation for loss of load. 

Not long before the crash, another collision took place on the interstate. The earlier crash resulted from a tire in the roadway. Early in the morning, a 38-year-old man driving a semi struck a large tire that was in the road. The victim’s truck overturned. 

Roadway debris causes a large number of crashes every year, including many fatal accidents. These incidents are often preventable. Many times, objects fall into the road because a driver failed to secure their load properly. 

Crashes from road debris often happen because a driver attempts to avoid the object and swerves into other vehicles. Other times, objects can be kicked up by vehicles and strike another car. In some instances, tires and other objects may brake through a vehicle’s windshield causing severe injury or death. It is important that drivers ensure that anything they are carrying is properly attached to their vehicle and that tires are in good condition. 

Accident News is a safety and education initiative from Montlick & Associates, designed to help people better understand and thereby avoid common accident causes.  To learn more about our injury prevention programs, including iridesafe.com - click here. We hope you are never in an accident, but if you or family member are injured, 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.

Sources:https://patch.com/florida/bloomingdale/woman-seriously-injured-when-ladder-falls-trailer-i-75 and https://www.marketwatch.com/press-release/road-debris-causes-more-car-accidents-than-you-thought-2018-12-06


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