Authorities report that a total of four people, including two children, were seriously injured in a crash involving multiple vehicles that caught fire on FL-82.
According to officials, the crash happened when the driver of a tanker truck failed to slow down in a highway construction zone causing a rear-end chain reaction. Multiple vehicles were rear-ended by the truck and by other vehicles that were hit and propelled forward by the impacts.
Fuel from the crashed vehicles caught fire causing flames and spreading gasoline then ignited other vehicles causing further damage and injuries.
The driver of the truck was critically injured along with one other adult and two children in other vehicles that were hit. Two people were airlifted to a trauma medical center while others were transported to a local hospital.
The crash shut down both directions of FL-82 for several hours while the wreckage was being cleared away. All lanes have since been reopened.
Details of the individuals involved in the crash have not been released by the officials and the crash remains under investigation.
Marc Anidjar, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash: “All accidents that involve children are especially troubling. It appears that the failure of a driver to take caution has caused this two vehicle accident. If your child was involved in this type of accident, it’s vital to seek advice from an experienced legal professional as soon as possible. They can help guide you through the difficult legal process of collecting damages.”
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