A truck accident on Interstate 95 left cans meant for Arizona iced tea scattered all over the highway, according to the police who responded to the wreck. The cans, however, were empty. Still, the cleanup process from the accident, which also included a fuel leak, took around five hours.
The problems began when a truck and trailer crashed, overturning on the interstate. This happened right around 7:30 in the evening. The truck was an F-150. Two semi trucks were coming toward it, and one of the drivers braked hard to try to stop for the crashed pickup.
However, a man from North Carolina was driving the second semi, right behind the first, and he did not hit the brakes hard enough. Seeing that he couldn't stop in time, he swerved to the side, but he still ended up ramming into the first semi. That impact tore open the trailer, and the cans poured out. Reports indicate that there were thousands of them spilling from the ruined trailer.
None of those drivers were injured, but another driver hit the back of the second semi truck as they came to a stop. He was injured in the accident, though it was said to be minor.
The police are suspicious that one of the semi drivers may have been operating his truck in an unsafe manner. However, official charges were not reported.
Individuals who suffer injuries from a truck crash must know what legal options they have to financial compensation. Their injuries, even if they seem minor at the time, could result in mounting medical bills and other such costs.
Source: The St. Augustine Record, "Update: trailer wreck on I-95 took 5 hours to clear" Jul. 28, 2014