Three of the most dangerous roads in the country are in Florida. In fact, there was the scene of a car accident which closed down the Florida Turnpike for several hours in 2007. The accident occurred when a work truck that was hauling a trailer of cleaning chemicals that contained chlorine collided with two other cars. A fire resulted from the cleaning solution which destroyed the truck and the two cars. When it comes to Orlando, not too dissimilar a story can be found with the I4 accident history in the state.
Another crash at the site involving 11 vehicles was the result of the fire. The turnpike had to be closed down for hours as crews worked to remove the vehicles and debris from the highway. Although no one died in the 14 vehicle accident, there were several severe injuries.
Florida’s Deadliest Roads: Avoid an I4 Accident
The three deadliest roads in the Sunshine State are:
- Interstate 95
- Interstate 4
- Interstate 75
Between 2004 and 2008, there were 662 fatal crashes on I-95. The interstate extends for more than 382 miles across Florida, and statistics show that there’s one fatal accident for every 1.73 miles. Interstate 95 extends along 2,000 miles of the East Coast, through 16 states. Since more than one million vehicles travel on I-95 each day, the risk of being involved in an accident is higher than on some other major highways.
Recently, a man on his motorcycle was killed, and his female passenger injured when he lost control on I-95 and hit one of the guardrails. In another incident, one car was overturned, and another lost control and careened off the highway into a wooded area. In August 2017, another multi-vehicle crash forced law enforcement officials to shut down I-10 on all lanes.
Interstate 4 runs through 132 miles of Florida, with one fatal I4 accident occurring for every 1.58 miles. In June 2016, four people including a child died in an I4 accident involving seven vehicles on the stretch of road running through Lakeland. A pickup truck traveling east hit another car when it was switching lanes. The truck crashed through a barrier and hit cars in the westbound lanes. Two people died in the I4 crash. The driver of the truck may have been driving at an excessive speed. Follow safety rules to avoid an I4 accident, but if you should be involved in a crash, contact a car accident lawyer.
Interstate 75 runs for 470.88 miles through Florida and has 47.2 fatal crashes for every 100 miles, and reported 536 fatal accidents in 2004 through 2008 period. I-75 is rated as the fifth most dangerous road in the United States.
Stay Safe On Florida’s Highways
Call a car accident lawyer if you’re ever involved in a highway accident. However here are some safety tips to follow:
- Always put enough space between you and the cars ahead in case you have to stop suddenly.
- Don’t drive when you’re overtired or if you’re taking medications that can make you drowsy.
- Never drink and drive
- Don’t text while driving.
You may never be involved in a crash like the 2007, multiple car accident, but if you should become injured as the result of a car accident, you need the representation of an experienced car accident lawyer from the JGarcia Law Firm. A car accident can cause physical injury and emotional pain. An experienced trial lawyer that’s dedicated, has compassion, and fights for each client is what you need. Contact the JGarcia Law Firm today for a consultation.