Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.
Nationwide Firm
Injury, Immigration and Business Attorneys
Aggressive Advocacy and Exceptional Civil Litigation Success

Semi-truck accident leads to death on I-75 in Florida

If you've been reading the news in Florida, you might have heard about this awful accident that happened. According to the story, a semi-truck collision led to a driver plunging off the bridge above the Alafia River. The fatal accident drew attention to the fact that the semi driver had allegedly been caught driving poorly in the past, and he still maintained control of his license.

The Feb. 12 report states that the fatal accident sent the car plunging off Interstate 75 at around 2:36 a.m. The driver, who was driving a BMW, was clipped by the truck. The semi overturned, and the car with a 42-year-old driver went over the bridge and into a 5-foot-deep river. According to the news, the Florida Highway Patrol wasn't sure if any citations would be issued at the time of the report. The investigation is ongoing.

Shockingly, the man driving the semi has been cited for driving badly in the past. According to the story, he had 27 infractions including non-moving and moving violations. Only two of those had been applied to his commercial license, which may be why he was able to continue working as a driver. Violations he received in the past included driving on a suspended license and speeding. Those citations included four since 2010 alone; three of those were for speeding, according to reports, and the other was for failing to yield for an emergency vehicle.

At first, it was believed that the accident could have been caused by fog and low visibility. However, the troopers reported that it was clear for at least a mile when the accident happened. The National Weather Service also reported that the fog wouldn't likely have been dense enough to impact driving at the time of the accident. It's possible with further investigations that citations could be issued.

Source: Tampa Bay Times, "Truck driver in fatal Alafia River wreck has dozens of driving infractions" Colleen Wright and Claire Wiseman, Feb. 12, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook

We Literally Wrote The Book On Immigration Law

Our firm is a recognized leader in immigration law and litigation. We handle the spectrum from family and employment-based visas to deportation defense and immigration appeals. Founding partner Ira Kurzban authored the Immigration Law Sourcebook, widely used by immigration lawyers, judges and government officials as the authoritative field reference.

Aggressive Advocacy and Exceptional Civil Litigation Successes Call Our Firm at 786-401-4706 or Fill Out the Secure Form Below

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

IIUSA | 2018 EB-5 Industry Achievement Awards | Litigator Of The Year |Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt P.A.
2018 EB-5 Industry Achievement Award

Miami Office
2650 SW 27th Avenue
2nd Floor
Miami, FL 33133

Phone: 786-401-4706
Fax: 305-444-3503
Miami Law Office Map

Jacksonville Office
10752 Deerwood Park Boulevard South
Suite 100
Jacksonville, FL 32256

Map & Directions

Jed Kurzban Of Counsel at Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert, A Law Corporation
1003 Bishop Street
Suite 1600
Pauahi Tower
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-531-8031

Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.