Truck Driver Plows Into Florida Laundromat
Florida Highway Patrol had to respond to a semi-truck accident on April 4, 2023 in Lafayette County, Florida. The incident happened on a Tuesday morning at around 6:30 a.m. The semi had crashed into Mayo Laundromat and other vehicles in the parking lot were heavily damaged. According to reports from FHP, the semi-truck had been traveling south in Mayon on U.S. 27. For reasons that are unknown, the semi-truck had not taken a turn to travel on the west shoulder, which led it to hitting a utility pole. The semi truck continued to travel in that direction until it crashed into half a dozen cars and a golf cart parked in an auto repair shop.
Three parked cars were struck, and then the truck had driven into Mayo Laundromat, located at 273 W Main Street in Mayo, Florida. The building sustained substantial damages. The driver, a 52 year old resident from Jacksonville, had to be transported to Live Oak for treatment at HCA Hospital. The truck driver’s injuries were minor.
In the news report provided here, there are several unknowns. Why did the truck not only hit several parked cars, but also continue into a laundromat building before stopping? Did the trucker fall asleep or have a medical emergency behind the wheel? Or was there a brake or mechanical failure despite the trucker’s best intentions to halt? These are examples of questions that the team at Truck Law can answer after performing our own investigation into the incident. Depending on the contributing factors, a Florida truck accident can result in severe property damage and personal injury. Thankfully, in the Florida laundromat accident, no one seemed to have been seriously harmed.
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