Three People Killed by FedEx Tractor-Trailer Accident in Osceola County
Osceola County, FL- According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a fatal accident involving a FedEx tractor trailer near Kenansville has claimed three lives.
The crash took place on the south lanes of the Florida Turnpike at Mile Marker 217.
According to reports, the accident took place at around 12:40 a.m. early Tuesday morning.
The accident involved three vehicles, a Mitsubishi car, a Ford Explorer, and a FedEx Tractor Trailer.
Reports state that the Mitsubishi car was traveling slowly on the right lane due to a flat tire. The Ford Explorer was driving slowly behind the Mitsubishi. The FedEx tractor trailer, however, did not realize that these vehicles were driving slowly and rear-ended the Ford Explorer, causing the tractor to jackknife.
The FHP said that three people in the Ford Explorer were killed and three others were transported to the hospital.
The identities of those involved have not been released.
Those in the other vehicles suffered minor injuries.
Wrongful Death Vehicle Accident
Our condolences go out to all the families and friends of the victims. This is a clear case of negligence. The FedEx driver was not paying attention and failed to slow down their speed or switch lanes prior to rear-ending the Explorer. Sadly, three lives were lost due to this driver’s error. These families now face a possible wrongful death lawsuit against FedEx.
What Elements Are in A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
A wrongful death lawsuit must have certain elements in order for it to be a solid case. Some of those elements include:
- There must have been a death
- Another entity was the cause of the victim’s death
- The wrongful death has left the family struggling financially, and
- A personal representative has been appointed
We are deeply saddened by such a case. Our team of personal injury attorneys in Florida will ensure that the liable driver is held accountable for their inactions. This accident could have been avoided if more attention was paid to the road by the FedEx driver. In about 99% of rear-end crashes, the driver that rear-ended the other vehicle will be responsible for the crash, like they will in this case. Contact us to learn more information about your case. We understand your pain.