Legal news for Florida truck wreck lawyers. Two people seriously injured while trapped inside a blazing SUV.
The Florida Highway Patrol stated a Hamilton County fiery truck wreck left two people with critical injuries.
Jasper, FL—Two people were left seriously injured in a collision along I-75 near the Suwannee-Hamilton county lines. The accident occurred on Monday morning, July 20, 2009, as reported by the Suwannee Democrat.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) a man driving northbound on I-75 in a company-owned tree trimming truck identified as Carl Edward Cason Jr., tried to make a U-turn through a gap in the center median. When Cason attempted to complete the U-turn, he pulled out into the path of an oncoming SUV. The driver of the SUV, Thomas Theodore Barber, 42, of Sorrento hit the tree-trimming truck. Both of the vehicles came to a stop in the median facing southbound on I-75. The tree-trimming truck, which had a trailer attached landed on its side. The severely damaged SUV caught fire, which trapped the driver and the passenger, Barber’s wife, Melissa Barber, 45, inside the burning vehicle. Emergency response crews from both Suwannee and Hamilton counties quickly arrived at the scene of the accident and extinguished the flames. The Barber’s were freed my emergency crews and were airlifted to an area hospital for treatment of their critical injuries. Cason was reportedly not injured in the accident. FHP officials are still conducting a full investigation to determine if any charges will be filed.
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