Many Floridians know that an estimated 1 million people suffer injuries from slip-and-fall accidents every year across the United States, according to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Slip-and-fall-accidents not only cause injuries but also cause 11,000 deaths every year.
Automobile accidents occur every day all across the country. Most result in property damage and sometimes minor injuries. Some, though, kill people whether because of weather conditions or equipment failures or because a driver is careless or negligent.
In Hillsborough, Florida, many local businesses rely on trucks for deliveries and other services, which causes these huge vehicles to be ever-present on roads and highways. Visual inspection of these trucks allows an understanding of their damaging capabilities in traffic accidents. Eighteen-wheelers, box trucks and tractor-trailers haul heavy items, which add to their weight. When these vehicles strike other motor vehicles, such as cars, the latter often sustain serious damage.
A 54-year-old motorcyclist was killed recently in an early morning accident when a car driven by a 34-year-old man collided with the motorcyclist in Wesley Chapel. The biker was heading west when the car stopped at a stop sign at Nashville Drive and then turned left onto County Line Road and into the path of the motorcyclist.