A 49-year-old Miramar woman was struck and killed last month when a semi-truck hit her while she was using her electric wheelchair. The deadly trucking accident occurred at 10 p.m. when the driver of a tractor-trailer made a turn to go southbound on University Drive near Miramar Parkway. The truck driver did not see the victim in her wheelchair and dragged her quite a distance before drivers flagged him down when they notice sparks coming from his truck.
The disabled woman was identified as Diana Gonzalez and she was often seen riding her electric wheelchair down the sidewalk. The truck driver was distraught after the horrific crash and is cooperating with police investigation. It does not appear that he was even aware that he hit Mrs. Gonzalez. After this deadly Florida trucking accident, friends and family are mourning the loss of their loved one and left wondering how something like this could ever happen.
Sadly, deadly trucking accidents occur every day across the United States. In 2010 alone, more than 500,000 large commercial trucks were involved in accidents, injuring over 100,000 individuals and killing over 5,000.
Trucking accident fatalities can occur in numerous ways and through the negligence of truck drivers, truck manufacturers, and trucking companies. When a truck driver or trucking company’s negligence causes your accident and injuries, you need an experienced Miami trucking accident attorney on your side to fight for your rights against the large commercial trucking companies.
Trucking companies have large legal teams on their side that work around the clock to protect their clients’ interests. As a result, you need someone on your side that knows how to obtain the critical black box data in trucking crashes. You need a Florida personal injury attorney who will hold negligent trucking companies and truck drivers accountable for their actions.