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Lawsuit Against Garbage Truck Operator Filed

Lawsuit Against Garbage Truck Operator Filed

News Events

The widow of Michael Dimezza filed a lawsuit against the operator of a garbage truck, FCC Environmental Services, LLC, for wrongful death arising from an accident that took the life of her husband.  Mr. Dimezza was on a motorcycle and was stopped at a traffic light in Lakeland,...

Saddle Creek Truck Accident Rockridge Road May 2018

Saddle Creek Truck Accident Rockridge Road May 2018

News Events

A silver Nissan Altima was struck by a semi-truck from Saddle Creek Corporation at the intersection of US98 and Rockridge Road in Lakeland, Florida on May 17, 2018 at approximately 2:45 p.m.  The Ledger reported that the Nissan Altima driver had a green light at the time of the...

Dangers Of Trucks Stopped On Interstate Shoulder

Dangers Of Trucks Stopped On Interstate Shoulder

Truck Accidents

Robert Allen Topping, II, died after striking the rear end of a service truck and then a disabled semi-truck on Interstate-4 near State Road 33 on July 11, 2017.  Topping was driving a 2006 Isuzu pickup truck and is reported to have left the outside lane for unknown reasons and...

Semi-Truck Accident On SR60 In Bartow, Fl

Semi-Truck Accident On SR60 In Bartow, Fl

Truck Accidents

Dennett Blue, Jr. died after hitting a semi-truck that was making a left hand turn into the Cedar Trail Landfill on SR60 in Bartow, Florida on May 18, 2017.  The accident happened at approximately 5:30 a.m. as Ariel Soto’s semi-truck got hit crossing the highway....

Bartow Dump Truck Accident US98 and Van Fleet Drive

Bartow Dump Truck Accident US98 and Van Fleet Drive

Truck Accidents

A dump truck carrying sand turned over while turning right from SR60 (Van Fleet Drive) onto US98 in Bartow, Florida on April 26, 2017.  The truck was attempting to head northbound on US98.  This is the busiest intersection in Bartow and resulted in closure of several...

Semi-Truck Accident At US98 And Polk State College In Lakeland

Semi-Truck Accident At US98 And Polk State College In Lakeland

Truck Accidents

A semi-truck accident was reported at the intersection of US98 and Autumnwood Grove Boulevard in Lakeland, Florida on March 17, 2017.  The intersection involved is the entrance to Polk State College.  The accident happened at approximately 8:00 a.m.  No further details...

Cement Truck Accident In Winter Haven On US17

Cement Truck Accident In Winter Haven On US17

Truck Accidents

A semi-truck struck a cement mixer on US17 in Winter Haven at the intersection with Winter Lake Road.  The collision occurred at approximately 7:45 a.m. on March 9, 2017.  The semi-truck was hauling a load of sand at the time of the collision and flipped on its side as...

Semi-Truck Accident I-4 At Park Road With Injuries

Semi-Truck Accident I-4 At Park Road With Injuries

Truck Accidents

Hailey Ruiz lost control of her vehicle on I-4 near Park Road in Plant City, Florida at approximately 5:00 a.m. around mile marker 22.  Thereafter, she crossed over the median and struck a Coca-Cola semi-truck heading the opposite direction.  The accident caused the truck...

Metal Recycling Truck Accident on I-75

Metal Recycling Truck Accident on I-75

Truck Accidents

A semi-truck carrying metal for recycling was involved in an accident on I-75 in Hillsborough County near Fowler Avenue on January 4, 2017.  The truck was traveling on I-75 when the driver lost control and fell off the bridge onto Fowler Avenue.  The truck was carrying...

Hazardous Material Leaks After Truck Accident On SR33

Hazardous Material Leaks After Truck Accident On SR33

Truck Accidents

Four vehicles, including two semi-trucks, were involved in an accident on SR that resulted in a leaking hazardous materials container on January 3, 2017.  The accident happened at approximately 4:10 p.m. between two semi-trucks, a pickup, and an SUV.  The accident scene was...

Haines City Dump Truck Accident on I-4

Haines City Dump Truck Accident on I-4

Truck Accidents

A dump truck was involved in an accident on I-4 past (west) the US27 ramp in Haines City on December 20, 2016.  Two vehicles were involved in the accident.  The accident caused the dump truck to flip over and catch fire.  The photograph shows where the dump...

Lakeland Man Injured in Manatee County Fuel Truck Accident

Lakeland Man Injured in Manatee County Fuel Truck Accident

Truck Accidents

Wisma Antoine, from Lakeland, Florida, suffered serious injuries as a result of a truck accident on I-75 in Manatee County.  The accident happened when Nicole Lachance, of Lehigh Acres, attempted a lane change going southbound.  As her 2003 Volkswagen Beetle went from the...

Semi-Truck Accident with Farm Tractor on SR674

Semi-Truck Accident with Farm Tractor on SR674

Truck Accidents

James Simmons died after being struck by a semi-truck on SR674 just east of Owens Road on December 5, 2016 at approximately 3:00 p.m.  The accident happened in the afternoon when Tommy Mars was headed westbound on SR674.  Mars was driving the semi-truck and struck Simmons,...

Truck Accident on Poinciana Parkway Causing Serious Injury

Truck Accident on Poinciana Parkway Causing Serious Injury

Truck Accidents

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...

Frostproof Semi-Truck Accident on US27 With Pedestrian

Frostproof Semi-Truck Accident on US27 With Pedestrian

News Events

A pedestrian died as a result of injuries suffered after being struck by a semi-truck in Frostproof. The accident occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m. The Ledger reports that the victim was an adult but has not presently been identified. The accident occurred near U.S. Highway 27. It...

Truck Accident Bartow, Florida SR60 At Armour Road

Truck Accident Bartow, Florida SR60 At Armour Road

News Events

A truck attempting to stop for a railroad crossing on S.R. 60 near Armour Road in Bartow, Florida flipped over as reported by The Ledger. It is unclear exactly why the truck flipped on its side while coming to a stop. However, if a vehicle were to veer off the roadway, there are...

Truck Accident on U.S. 27

Truck Accident on U.S. 27

News Events

This semi-truck accident, reported in The Ledger, appears to have occurred when the driver took a turn too fast causing the truck to flip over in Haines City, Florida. The accident occurred prior to 9:00 a.m. The driver of the semi-truck, Michael Albert Hansen turned left from U.S....

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