Motorist’s high speed lane change leads to fatal collision with big rig

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  1. truckaholic001

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    A man is dead after colliding with a semi truck at a high rate of speed in Florida on Monday morning.

    The accident happened at around 4:30 a.m. in Hillsborough County, Florida on December 6th.

    According to Patch News, the motorist was speeding westbound in the inside lane of Interstate 4 near McIntosh Road when they attempted to change lanes. As the motorist changed lanes, they clipped a moving semi truck traveling in the outside lane and the force of the impact sent the car spinning off the roadway.

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    The motorist was then ejected from the car. First responders quickly transported the man to a nearby hospital, but the unnamed man soon succumbed to his injuries.

    The truck driver was not hurt in the accident.

    All lanes of westbound Interstate 4 were shut down as crews worked to clear the wreckage but were reopened by 9 a.m.
     
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  3. TROOPER to TRUCKER

    TROOPER to TRUCKER Anything Is Possible

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  4. chazbro

    chazbro Light Load Member

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    Absolutely... what truck drivers have to go through os one thing, add to that the reckless drivers on the road.

    where's my order? It's on that truck that you cut off now sitting in the ditch. More and more disrespectful cars on the road then ever.
     
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  5. chazbro

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    And of course, the headline starts out, "Tractor Trailer Crash". What about, "Car Driver crashes due to Negligence".
     
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  6. TROOPER to TRUCKER

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    The News is the news these days
     
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  7. Val_Caldera

    Val_Caldera Road Train Member

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    Sadly, I'm sure, Due To FMCSA/R "Regulations", INNOCENT Truck Driver was FORCED to have a Drug Test!
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  8. roundhouse

    roundhouse Road Train Member

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    I think the drug test is only required if you also receive a citation.

    Listen up people :
    If
    You don’t have a dash cam yet ,
    GET ONE NOW ! ! !
     
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  9. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    a really, really good detailing shop ought to buff that out.
     
  10. Dale thompson

    Dale thompson Road Train Member

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    Drug test was mandatory once they called for the ambulance.
     
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  11. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    Yup. Drug test is mandatory for ANY ACCIDENT that results in a serious injury or fatality.
     
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