Florida Highway Patrol officials inform that one person sustained minor injuries after a collision of a tractor-trailer and a pickup truck. The Walton County I-10 accident happened around 10:00 p.m. on November 7.
According to the officials, the tractor-trailer was going west on Interstate 10 when the pickup truck performed a U-turn from the east lanes. The officials say the U-turn was through the grass median where nonemergency vehicles are not allowed to drive.
The pickup truck then got into the tractor-trailer’s path and the two vehicles crashed. Both run off to the right side of the road. The pickup truck also hit a street sign and the tractor-trailer crashed a wood sign.
Florida Highway Patrol informs that the pickup truck driver was a fifty-two-year-old man from Pensacola. He was suspected to drive under the influence when the accident happened. The man had minor injuries. The driver of the tractor-trailer didn’t sustain any injuries in the Walton County I-10 accident.
Driving under the influence is illegal in all states. Being pulled over by a law enforcement officer while intoxicated would result in arrest (especially if you refuse to take a breathalyzer test). Once you get arrested, you’ll have to do a BAC test.
Causing an accident while driving under the influence is a crime. If you ended up in a crash of this type caused by a drunk driver, you should seek help from a car accident attorney. They would help you to file a claim for your injuries and damages.
The insurance company may offer you a low settlement; your attorney would negotiate until they offer you the right amount. The claim will cover your medical expenses as well as lost wages and other damages fees.
Contact a Florida car accident attorney with Winters & Yonker with any questions you may have; we’re here for you.