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Fatal truck accident kills SUV driver who had green light

In Florida and throughout the United States, there's a tacit understanding between those who share the road that the traffic signs will be adhered to for the safety of everyone. When a driver makes a mistake or ignores those traffic signs, it can lead to an accident. Unfortunately, many of these crashes can result in a wrongful death. Not only does this type of accident cause the loss of a loved one for the family left behind, but also it could lead to a multitude of problems that can only be solved by seeking compensation in a legal filing.

According to recent reports, a man driving an SUV was killed in a fatal truck accident when a fuel truck hit his vehicle. The accident occurred at approximately 5:45 a.m. According to the investigation, the SUV driver had a green signal as he drove through the intersection of the road. The truck did not stop at a red light and hit the SUV, causing the SUV subsequently rolled over. The 33-year-old driver of the truck was given a blood test and authorities do not believe that the accident was alcohol-related. There have not been charges filed as of yet, but the investigation is continuing.

The various issues that a family who loses a loved one in a fatal accident faces can pile on top of one another, leaving them with nowhere to turn. There will be the initial shock of finding out a loved one died so unexpectedly. Then there will be the funeral costs. After that, it will be necessary to come to grips emotionally with what occurred. There are also financial concerns that must be dealt with. All together, any fatal accident has the potential to destroy a family. Even though a financial settlement cannot bring the loved one back, it can certainly help making ends meet and getting beyond the incident and get on with their lives.

In this accident, a man who was driving an SUV was going through an intersection with the green light when he was hit by a fuel tanker and killed. Considering the circumstances of this crash and that the investigation is ongoing, the family of the man who died needs to protect themselves by speaking to a legal professional to determine how best to move forward with a legal case.

Source:, "Deputies: Tanker ran red light, killed SUV driver," Aug. 8, 2016

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