Firefighters Put Out Truck Fire on Florida Turnpike

truck fire on florida turnpike

Several agencies joined forces to put out a truck fire on Florida Turnpike in Margate on January 9. No one was injured in the incident.

Coral Springs-Parkland officials tweeted that they helped Margate firefighters extinguish the fire that started earlier that day. According to the officials, several agency crews took part in putting out the stubborn fire. 

No one was injured in the truck fire on Florida Turnpike.

When a vehicle catches fire, things can go south in a very short time. This can be even more dangerous when the said vehicle is a truck. In some cases, the driver might not even notice that something is going on in the back. The reasons behind such fires can vary from dangerous cargo, issues with the engine, flammable material resting against the turbocharger, leakage of hot gas from the exhaust, tires that aren’t well pumped, and rub against hard surfaces.

When something like this happens, it’s important that the truck driver stops the vehicle and leaves immediately. They should call 911 and seek help from the firefighters and the police. If there is anyone injured, the victims should seek medical help, since burn injuries might be quite dangerous if left untreated. 

The fire can spread very quickly and since trucks are big vehicles, the firefighters may have to put a lot of effort into extinguishing it.

If you were involved in an accident with a truck, you should seek medical help and contact your attorney.

Truck accidents are usually ending with severe damage and injuries because of the size of these vehicles. Make sure to follow the legal guidance from your attorney and file for a compensation claim.

If you’re looking for a personal injury lawyer in Florida, Winters and Yonker team is here for you. Get a free case review and let our team represent you. 

Source: https://wsvn.com/news/local/broward/crews-put-out-truck-fire-on-florida-turnpike-in-margate/

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