The Dangers of Large Trucks on Roadways in Pinellas County

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On February 8, 2022, a bicyclist was killed after getting struck by a FedEx truck. The accident happened at 71st St. and 50th Ave. N. in Pinellas County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the 25-year-old driver of the FedEx truck was traveling north on 71st St., and the bicyclist was also traveling north just in front of the FedEx truck.

The truck driver said that the bike did not have the lights on, so he failed to notice the bicyclist right away. But he tried to avoid a crash once he noticed the bicyclist. This led to the truck rotating on the street, which was wet and slippery, and the back of the FedEx truck hitting the cyclist and another van that was traveling south on 71st St. The bicyclist, who later died at the hospital, was a 54-year-old man from the United Kingdom. The FedEx truck driver and driver of the van did not sustain any injuries from the crash.

This truck accident is just one of the many crashes that resulted in severe injuries and death.

Truck Accident Injuries Cause Very Serious Injuries

Trucks can cause more severe injuries than other motor vehicles, usually requiring several weeks to months of healing, costly treatments, and time off work. Because of their huge size, it’s common for serious truck crashes to result in deaths. Some of the most severe and, unfortunately, common injuries that truck crashes can include:

Get Legal Guidance From a Skilled Pinellas County Truck Accident Attorney Now

If you suffered injuries and associated losses in a truck crash, you can reach out to the Pinellas County truck accident attorneys to find out more about your case. Our attorneys can investigate the crash, determine fault, and establish who must be held liable for your injuries. Contact us online or give our office a call at 727-877-4301 to set up a free consultation with one of our Pinellas County truck accident attorneys now.