Orlando truck accident lawyers note the involvement of a church van in a Florida turnpike truck accident that killed seven people. Authorities say that a tractor-trailer traveling north on I-75 collided with a car before both vehicles crashed through the median barrier. Another semi and a church van traveling south then crashed into those vehicles. Five children in the van and both truck drivers died in the accident. The fiery accident injured at least eight others. The children in the church van were headed to Disney World.
Older 15-passenger vans have become popular with churches, which use them to transport parishioners to events. The problem is that many of these vehicles are vulnerable to rollovers in accidents. These types of van and truck accidents have spurred a number of wrongful death personal injury lawsuits. Last year, a Florida jury awarded almost $20 million to survivors of a woman killed in a rollover.
“The odds of a rollover for a 15-passenger van at its designed seating capacity is more than five times the odds of a rollover when the driver is the only occupant in the van,” NHTSA said in 2004, according to the Louisville Courrier-Journal. “This compares to ratios of close to two for SUVs and Minivans, 1.6 for pickup trucks and 1.2 for passenger cars.”
Breaking: Tragic news to report tonight. 6 people are dead and several hurt after a fiery crash near Gainesville.
Alachua County Fire Rescue reports 14 total patients involved in the accident at MM 393 SB along I-75. https://t.co/9NWYzDSqIc
— Meredith McDonough (@WESHMeredith) January 3, 2019
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