A Nissan Altima crossed over the center line and struck a Wal-Mart semi-truck on the Poinciana Parkway in Davenport, Florida. The accident happened at approximately 5:30 a.m. as Donald Watson was driving a semi-truck westbound on Kinney Harmon Road (Poinciana Parkway) when Montre Cray crossed over to strike the truck at the rear axle. Cray is reported to have sustained serious injuries. A debris field was left all over the road.
This accident may have happened either because Cray fell asleep or was distracted by something inside the car. Cray is actually quite lucky to have struck the rear axle of the truck rather than the front of the truck. A full head on crash would likely have not been survivable. A semi-truck can weight upwards of 70,000 to 80,000 pounds. The impact broke the semi-truck’s axles out of alignment.
This accident is another reminder of the dangers of distracted driving. Far too many accidents happen because drivers are distracted. Even though there are many “distractions” that do not amount to a traffic ticket (changing the radio station, operating GPS, or adjusting anything else while in motion), doing so is negligence and is the basis for many civil lawsuits for injuries in Florida.
Call A Polk County Truck Accident Attorney For Help On Your Case
At Russo Law, we represent those who have suffered an injury because another driver was careless. If you have been injured in an accident in Polk County, please contact a Polk County accident attorney for a free consultation. We will help you navigate through the insurance policies, help you find medical treatment, and go to court for you if it becomes necessary. Let us fight the insurance company on your behalf.