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I-95 Most Dangerous Area for Truck Rollover Accidents in Florida

Monday, May 21, 2012

Interstate 95 and Interstate 10 are the 2 most truck rollover accident-prone areas in Florida, and accounted for 14 rollover accidents during the past decade. That information comes via a study conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute.

The Institute has generated a list of the most truck rollover accident-prone areas in the United States. In Florida, there were a total of 2,596 rollover accidents involving large commercial trucks and tractor trailers between 2001 and 2009. Out of these, 135 rollover accidents were fatal. The remaining 2461 accidents resulted in injuries.

The most dangerous area for truck rollovers seem to be Interstate 95 and Interstate 10, followed by the Florida Turnpike and US 27, where there were a total of 11 truck rollover accidents during the same period of time. Interstate 95 and Interstate 4 had 10 rollover accidents, during this period of time and US 27 at SR 29 saw 8 rollover accidents over the same period of time.

The other accident-prone magnets in Florida included S Bermuda Boulevard, Florida Turnpike and I-595, I-95 at Exit 38 A, Interstate 10 and US 90, US 17 and Interstate 75. The lowest number of truck accident rollovers occurred at Interstate 95 Exit 83, Donald Ross Road where there were 6 rollover accidents during the same period of time.

Truck rollover accidents are some of the most devastating accidents that Orlando truck accident attorneys see, although they comprise a small percentage of the number of 18-wheeler accidents in the US every year. These accidents can be devastating not just for the truck driver, but also the passenger vehicles in the vicinity.Many truck rollover accidents that occur in Florida involve vehicles carrying hazardous materials. There may be serious risks of environmental damage and chemical exposure when a tanker truck containing hazardous material is involved in a truck rollover.

Many of these rollovers can be averted if all tanker trucks come with electronic stability control systems, but the federal administration has failed to make these devices mandatory in all tanker trucks.

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