The traffic on I-75 North in Henry County was shut down today while investigators investigate a fatal motorcycle wreck. The collision occurred around 4:50 a.m. near Hudson Bridge Road. The motorcycle rider was killed in the accident. The interstate was turned into a parking lot between McDonough and Stockbridge during the investigation. The northbound lanes were closed until 5 a.m. and reopened at 8:40 a.m.
Car lost control and crossed all lanes of traffic before crashing into patrol car
If the accident was caused by another driver’s negligence, you will be able to find out what law was broken and which driver was at fault. Most states have laws concerning traffic, also known as the vehicle code. Basic traffic laws can be found online or at a public library. When analyzing the accident, focus on the traffic rules that may have come into play. Identify the traffic control devices, the weather conditions, and the circumstances surrounding the crash.
Semi truck was traveling at an excessively high speed
A truck accident can result in serious injuries or even fatality, so you need to be extra cautious when traveling on the road, especially if you drive a semi-truck. These massive vehicles weigh over 80,000 pounds and require nearly two football fields of distance to stop fully. They also need extra care when merging into traffic, navigating curves, or even when traveling on a winding road. Here are some tips for safe driving around large trucks.
Tesla struck the rear of the tractor-trailer
A Tesla struck the rear of a tractor-trailer on I-75 south of Gainesville today, killing both drivers. The accident took place around 2 p.m., with the Tesla hitting the rear of the parked truck. Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the incident, and the investigation will focus on whether the truck had any partially-automated features.
Cotton clothing caught on fire
A truck containing cotton clothing products caught on fire on I-75 near Ruskin, FL, on Monday, forcing the northbound lanes of the expressway to be closed for nearly four hours. The driver and passenger of the Buick were injured. A Florida Highway Patrol investigator is investigating the cause of the swerve. Both trucks’ drivers sustained minor injuries. The crash closed both lanes of Interstate 75 northbound at exit 256 and caused traffic to be diverted to US 301.
Motorcyclist died in i 75 crash
A motorcyclist died today after a fatal crash on I-75 in Hernando County. Matthew Sheridan, 43, was traveling northbound on I-75 when his motorcycle lost control due to a rear tire blowing out. As a result, he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into the guardrail. The motorcyclist died at the scene. The crash is currently under investigation.