A 41-year-old Citrus County physician was killed in a wreck earlier this month involving his Hummer H3 and a tractor-trailer along a busy stretch of U.S. Highway 441 in Leesburg.
The doctor was travelling south when police believe he crashed into a semi-truck driven by a 53-year-old Wisconsin man who pulled out of a furniture store parking lot and into the path of oncoming southbound traffic around 6:38 p.m.
Following the deadly crash, the left and center lanes of southbound U.S. 441 were shut down for eight hours. The collision is currently under investigation by the Leesburg Police Department’s Traffic Unit.
State records show the man was a licensed doctor in Florida since August 2003. He was physician of the year at Citrus Memorial Hospital in 2010.
Busy roadways are frequent locations of auto accidents, including collisions with larger vehicles like semi-trucks. Tractor-trailers and large trucks weighing in excess of 80,000 pounds can easily overcome cars, SUVs, motorcycles, bicyclists and pedestrians, resulting in very serious accidents. Unfortunately, accidents between passenger vehicles and large trucks frequently result in catastrophic injuries, including head and traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord trauma, burn injuries, broken bones and fractures, internal injuries and even death.
A Citrus County Truck Accident Attorney at Whittel & Melton can help you through the difficult time that follows a tragic accident. We understand how shocking and stressful it can be to you and your entire family to have someone suddenly taken from you in an auto accident, especially if it was not their fault. During this highly emotional time, you may be feeling confused and unaware of what to do. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a truck or tractor trailer accident in Inverness, Crystal River, Beverly Hills, Lecanto, Homosassa, Dunnellon, Hernando, Sugarmill Woods, Citrus Springs or Floral City, we can help you receive financial compensation for your losses.
Any time an accident with an 18-wheeler or semi-truck results in serious injuries or wrongful death, it is vital for victims to understand their legal rights so that they can recover the full and fair compensation they are entitled to. A Citrus County Trucking Accident Attorney at Whittel & Melton can immediately investigate the circumstances leading up to your accident and help you achieve a successful outcome. For a free consultation, please contact us today online or call 352-726-0078.