Interstate 75 Two-Vehicle Collision Kills Timothy Forrester
Sarasota County, FL (September 23, 2017) – A passenger was killed after the vehicle he was in crashed with a semi tractor-trailer Friday night.
The Florida Highway Patrol reported that the man died at the scene around 9:07 p.m. September 22 on Interstate 75.
57-year-old Timothy Forrester, of North Port, was a passenger on board a 2005 Ford F150 driven by Bradley Demorrow, 50, of Port Charlotte.
The FHP reported that Demorrow was driving on the outside northbound lane. As he neared the mile marker 181, he was following a slower-moving Freightliner semi tractor-trailer. The report showed that Demorrow lost control of his pickup truck after it struck the left rear of a trailer being towed by the Homestead driver.
As a result of the collision, the pickup truck rotated clockwise and overturned, before coming to a stop on its roof. It also blocked the northbound lanes of the road for several hours.
Forrester was killed at the scene. Demorrow, on the other hand, was airlifted to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton with critical injuries. He has been cited for careless driving.
The driver of the semi was uninjured.
We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the victim.
When you lose a loved one due to a car accident, it is important that you get compensation for your loss and the trauma you went through. You need to speak with a Sarasota County wrongful death attorney so you know what to do next during this difficult time. Our attorneys at Percy Martinez Law Office have the necessary experience to take your case to court. Call us today at (305) 497-0132 to get a free consultation.