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Southbound lanes of Florida Turnpike shut down after accident

Sharing the road with other drivers in Florida can be a dangerous activity. Other drivers are not always paying attention or make last second decisions that put other vehicles in danger. Car accidents happen every day and can even involve drivers who are doing everything perfectly. As a result of these accidents people are left with damaged vehicles, injuries and even fatalities. The accidents can completely change a person's life in an instant.

A major accident recently occurred on the Florida Turnpike, which resulted in the southbound lanes being completely shut down. A wheel barrel flew off a truck, which caused a semi-truck driver to lose control of the vehicle. The semi-truck went through the guard rail and flipped over in the southbound lanes of traffic. A car slammed into the flipped semi-trailer and other cars were also involved.

One of the other vehicles was a van and the passenger of the van had to be removed using the "jaws of life." In total six vehicles were involved in the accident. Two of the six drivers were brought to the hospital. One was in critical condition and the other had non-life threatening injuries.

These types of accidents can have a huge impact on the people involved. It is easy to see this with the two individuals who had to go to the hospital, but the others also have to deal with damaged vehicles, some of which are totaled.

It may be possible for victims of all types to receive compensation from the driver who causes an accident. Compensation could include money for the damage, medical bills and possibly lost wages, if a person is unable to work.

Car accidents happen every day in Florida. The severity of the accidents can vary dramatically, but the damages can be life changing, like in the accident above. The victims of accidents may be entitled to compensation though. Experienced personal injury attorneys understand the difficulties that arise after car accidents and may be able to help make a person whole again.

Source: Miami Herald, "Traffic moving - slowly - on turnpike after major truck crash" Rebeca Piccardo, April 1, 2015

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