Polk County Semi-Truck Accident – Orlando Man Dies

On March 14th, around 5:24 AM, there was a severe car accident at the intersection of U.S. 27 and RWS Ranch Road. The car accident was between a semi-truck going eastbound on RWS Ranch Road and a pick-up truck going southbound on U.S. 27. This crash led to the driver’s death in the pick-up truck as he slammed into the side of the semi-truck. The speed limit on U.S. 27 at this stretch is 55 MPH. Florida State Troopers are unsure of the speed the pick-up truck was traveling. As of now, the troopers haven’t released who was at fault for the accident or what the charges are going to be.

The semi-truck driver was in the process of making a left turn from RWS Ranch Road onto U.S. 27. RSW Ranch road does have a stop sign, and drivers must proceed with caution as they enter or attempt to cross U.S. 27. Many drivers know how slowly semi-trucks begin driving after they have stopped. It is possible that the truck driver thought he had enough time to cross U.S. 27 and start heading northbound. At 5:24 AM, it is still dark, and the vision for both drivers could’ve been compromised. The driver of the pick-up truck was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Sean J. Greene has recovered more than $150 million in the past 10 years for clients. He specializes within the firm in wrongful death, personal injury, medical malpractice, nursing home malpractice, and product liability cases. Sean has represented coaches and players in the National Football League (NFL) and Major League Baseball (MLB) who have been victims of personal injuries. In 2001, after winning a trial on liability, he recovered $11,200,000 for the family of David Griggs, the former Miami Dolphins player who died in an automobile accident in Broward County, Florida. He has received the highest distinction of an AV® rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, which recognizes Sean as possessing “Very High-Preeminent” legal ability with “Very High” ethical standards. Additionally, he is a member of the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum whose membership is limited to trial lawyers who have achieved a trial verdict or settlement in the amount of $1,000,000 or more. Sean is widely known in South Florida, as he cohosted the TV program “Your Legal Rights” and lectures throughout the state of Florida on various legal issues.