Car crushed and burned, driver killed, when rearended by tractor trailer on I-75 in Florida
Gainesville, FL, 8/23/05.
A tractor trailer crashed into the rear of a PT Cruiser that had slowed for traffic congestion on I-75, crushing that vehicle and pushing it into a pickup truck. The driver of the PT Cruiser, which was crushed and burned beyond recognition, was killed.
The crash occured about 11:30 PM. Driver fatigue is a major problem in the trucking industry. Sleep medicine specialists are often helpful in connecting drivers’ hours of service violations with causation of such crashes.
The Shigley Law Firm represents plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases statewide in Georgia, and in other states subject to the multijurisdictional practice and pro hac vice rules in each state. Ken Shigley was designated as a “SuperLawyer” in Atlanta Magazine and one of the “Legal Elite” in Georgia Trend Magazine. He is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Chair of the Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability Institute and former chair of the Georgia Insurance Law Institute. He particularly focuses on cases arising from truck wrecks and accidents (tractor trailers truck wrecks, semi truck wrecks,18 wheeler truck wrecks, big rig truck wrecks, log truck wrecks, dump truck wrecks).