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Hillsborough County, Florida – 53-year-old Good Samaritan from Levittown, Pennsylvania Struck by Tractor-Trailer and Killed

Posted By Danny Dalton | April 15 2022 | Truck Accidents

Semi-truck driver Crashes into Wreckage, Hits and Kills Good Samaritan Helping on the Side of the Road near Tampa, Florida

On Thursday, April 14, 2022, at approximately 2:53 a.m., an SUV and a pick-up truck collided on U.S. Highway 301 in Hillsborough County, Florida near Tampa. Shortly thereafter, a Good Samaritan, a 53-year-old man from Levittown, Pennsylvania, pulled over to the side of the road to help those involved. Fox13 reports that a semi-truck, happening on the scene, crashed into the wreckage from the initial collision, and then into the Good Samaritan passerby who had stopped at the crash scene to help. The 53-year-old from Levittown, PA was airlifted to a nearby hospital where he eventually passed away from his injuries.

Who Is At-Fault – the SUV that Caused the Initial Accident or the Tractor-Trailer?

Legal contributor Attorney Brian Mickelsen, an experienced truck accident lawyer, represents victims injured or killed in box truck and 18-wheeler accidents. Below, Attorney Mickelsen shared his insight into the legal options available to victims injured in commercial truck accidents.

“According to the news articles, the SUV and the wreckage from the initial accident was in the roadway when the second collision involving the semi-truck occurred. This, of course, impeded the flow of traffic. On the other hand, there is the tractor-trailer driver who may not have kept a safe lookout of what was in front of him. Oftentimes, commercial vehicle drivers work long hours and struggle with paying attention or falling asleep at the wheel. This is why there are strict regulations governing a driver’s hours.”

What Should I Do When I Or A Loved One Have Been Involved In A Trucking Accident?

“In the wake of such a catastrophic event, it is critically important that key evidence is not lost or destroyed – including, witness testimony, dash and body cam footage from responding officers, dash cam from the truck involved, hours of service logs for the at-fault truck driver, electronic black box data from all vehicles involved, vehicle inspections from the at-fault truck, toxicology reports, etc.”

An experienced attorney at Mickelsen Dalton LLC can help determine if you have a claim and advise you of your options. Our attorneys have successfully represented several victims in cases arising from trucking accidents. Within the past three years, Mickelsen Dalton LLC has recovered over $30 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. We have been featured in Fox News, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and several other national news organizations.

Anyone may contact our attorneys for a free consultation at (843) 804-0428 or (678) 641-9054 or by email at info@mickelsendalton.com.

 

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