A two-car crash in South Florida on May 10 left four people injured and a significant amount of Coca-Cola on the road. The accident started when a red Mercedes and Coca-Cola truck collided. The truck then lost control, ran off the road, crashed into a nearby house and flipped on its side.
Fifteen Miami-Dade fire rescue vehicles responded to the scene of the truck accident after 50 to 100 gallons of diesel fuel leaked onto the road. Crews covered the fuel with foam to prevent a fire. An undetermined amount of Coca-Cola also leaked onto the road. Three people involved suffered minor injuries. A fourth suffered somewhat serious injuries. Police and fire crews didn’t reveal who suffered the injuries or whether anyone would be charged for the accident.
There were no fatalities or critical injuries in this truck accident, but that’s not always the case. Accidents involving trucks or tractor trailers can cause severe damage and injuries because cars are often at a size disadvantage to trucks. Victims of truck accidents could suffer chronic injuries, disability or even death. Injuries from truck accidents may lead to costly medical care, therapy and time away from work.
Individuals injured in a wreck caused by the negligence or impairment of a truck driver may have the right to pursue damages to cover accident-related expenses. Families who have lost loved ones in truck accidents could pursue damages for wrongful death, pain and suffering and the loss of their loved one’s income. An experienced personal injury attorney could file claims, present the victim’s or family’s case and negotiate any possible settlement.
Source: NBC, “Cleanup Underway After Coca-Cola Truck Flipped on Its Side“, Myriam Masihy, May 11, 2013