A Coral Springs man, James E. Coleman was killed in a multi-vehicle crash on the ramp from I-75 (the Sawgrass Expressway) as he was entering the Florida Turnpike northbound lane.
Monday, October 23, 2017: James E. Coleman, 40, of Coral Springs was driving a Toyota Corolla and died at the scene. He was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer. The driver of the tractor-trailer had lost control after braking when he reached heavy traffic. This caused the truck to jackknifed into the next lane and crashing into Coleman's car, which hit the truck that traveling in front of him, police said.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was taken to a hospital and has been released with minor injuries.
Police say the investigation is ongoing. They added that the ramp, along with one lane on the Florida Turnpike, will be closed until 5pm today.
Attorney Jason Weisser of Shuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash. “Cases involving accidents with commercial trucks are always subject to heightened scrutiny because of the additional regulations placed on drivers of those vehicles. Unfortunately in our practice, we have seen numerous instances where drivers blatantly violate these regulations, which results in catastrophic consequences.”.
Jason Weisser is a personal injury attorney specializing in all types auto and motorcycle accidents. For more information and to find out what rights you have contact him at Shuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck. He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Civil Trial Lawyer. Mr. Weisser is actively involved in Civil Trial Litigation specializing in wrongful death from Traffic Accidents. He also is an expert on Medical Malpractice, Class Action litigation, Trucking Accidents, Maritime Actions, Products Liability, Consumer Law and Motor Vehicle Accidents. https://www.shw-law.com/attorneys/jason-d-weisser/
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