Truck Driver Airlifted After Crash On Turnpike In NW Miami-Dade

Truck Driver Airlifted After Crash on Turnpike in NW Miami-Dade

According to a spokesperson for the Miami-Dade Police Department, a truck driver has  been rescued after being trapped in his truck cabin following a crash involving multiple  drivers in NW Miami-Dade. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews and Florida Highway Patrol  troopers responded to the scene on the southbound lanes of Florida’s Turnpike near  Okeechobee Road at around 6am this morning. Emergency first responders worked to  get the driver out of the cab of the truck. According to Florida Highway Patrol, the crash  involved two other drivers. The tractor-trailer went into an embankment before  overturning. Crews remained on the scene for several hours after they turned the truck  right side up and were seen trying to remove its contents before towing it from the scene.  There was also a black sedan and a white van with heavy damage. All north and  southbound lanes of the Turnpike were shut down in the area as crews worked to help  the victim. The northbound lanes have since reopened. The driver is responsive and has  since been airlifted to a nearby hospital. It remains unclear how many victims are involved  in the crash, but rescue crews said those who were injured have injuries that were not  life-threatening. No further details have been released. If you or someone you love were  recently injured in a truck accident, our team of car accident lawyers can help with any  issues that may arise in your car accident claim. We offer trustworthy legal advice to help  address any legal issues that apply to your personal injury claim. At Suarez and Montero,  our car accident lawyers have more than 19 years of experience successfully  representing car accident victims in all types of cases. We have an exceptional team that  can provide you with the guidance you are looking for after being injured in a car accident  or other type of injury.

Do Road Hazards Often Lead to Car Accidents?  

The most common road hazards that drivers encounter is on highways and freeways.  Hazards can include anything from a pothole to a sewer grate, a manhole cover, a  construction cone, standing water, a parked car, or an animal carcass. Drivers are also  faced with construction debris, nails, sticks, posts, and rebar. These cases involve  crashes completely unrelated to motor vehicles but can also result in very serious injuries.  In some of these cases, there is liability or responsibility on the part of the city with respect  to the condition of the roadway. Additionally, there may be some liability assigned to the  construction company that dumped the materials on the roadway. Road hazard claims  are often aimed at the city for failing to properly maintain the road or leaving a large gap  in a section of the road that causes an accident. Our team has handled cases where  drivers encountered construction debris and crashed. In those cases, it is vital to locate  the construction company that dropped the materials and submit a claim to their insurance  company. Unfortunately, in some of these cases, no responsible party can be located,  and the car accident victim is left with lost earnings, pain and suffering and no avenue of  financial recovery for medical expenses. 

Speak with a Accident Attorney in Miami Today!  

At Suarez & Montero, our team of car accident attorneys in Miami will work with you every  step of the way, offering the expert legal guidance you need to win your lawsuit. If you  have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you have the right to file a personal injury  lawsuit against any responsible parties. Depending on the situation, the driver, owner, or  manufacturer could be liable. Our legal team of Miami car accident lawyers have decades  of experience handling car accident cases. With an extensive understanding of the laws  involved, we can make sure you’re fully compensated for any medical bills, pain and  suffering and other damages you may have experienced. Unlike other firms that handle  cases in other areas of law in addition to their personal injury section, our firm is 100%  dedicated to helping victims in personal injury cases and has been doing so for over 20 years. If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident, contact us today for  a free consultation.  

We serve clients throughout Florida including those in the following areas:

Miami Dade: Aventura, Coral Gables, Doral, Fontainebleau, Hialeah, Homestead, Kendall,  Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Lakes, North Miami, Tamiami, and Westchester. 

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