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Truck Driver Was Browsing Facebook During A Fatal Crash In Arizona, Authorities Find

Authorities looking into a recent crash in Arizona have come to a startling discovery: A trucker whose semi plowed into a number of parked emergency vehicles was probably looking at social media on his cell phone at the time of the accident.

Driver Juan Espinoza has been pictured apparently looking at his cell phone shortly before the accident. The footage was produced by a dashboard camera that was recording the accident. In the crash, a state Department of Public Safety Officer was killed.

Espinoza survived the event and was charged with twenty felonies.

“Driving While Texting” Is Even More Dangerous For Drivers Of Large Commercial Trucks

It appears that the driver in this case may have used his wallet to intentionally block the “dash cam” in his vehicle in order to provide some cover while he was looking at his cell phone.

Officers who were on the scene were unable to get his attention as the vehicle moved toward them at 65 miles an hour. The collision included the semi, used for fuel storage, as well as three police cars and two ambulances.

A witness stated that the collision with the truck threw the cars around “like they were toys.” It’s important to understand that an average “semi” truck can be thousands of pounds heavier and dozens of feet longer than a passenger car.

Approximately 33% of all the semis on the road today are registered in three states:

  • California
  • Florida
  • Texas

With just under two million semis on the road, that means Florida drivers need to be especially cautious about these trucks and always drive defensively in case of careless driving on the commercial vehicle’s part.

When It Comes To Using Tech While Driving, Your Case Could Be “Open And Shut”

There are many factors that can contribute to an accident, but using a cell phone or other mobile device while driving is a clear sign that all of the fault for an accident may lie with the negligent party.

If your vehicle is struck by any other vehicle where the other driver was engrossed in technology at the time of the incident, odds are very good that the person can be compelled to pay damages to you if the case goes to court.

With millions of cell phones out there today, it’s important not to assume you know exactly what happened in an accident until an investigation is conducted. You could find that the other driver was engaged in some form of heinous negligence!

Let Get Me Justice Help You Set Things Right By Stopping Irresponsible Drivers

Naturally, not every truck driver is as irresponsible as the driver in the Arizona case appears to have been. The vast majority of truck drivers are safe, conscientious, and highly effective.

However, it only takes a brief moment of inattention to cause a serious accident when one is driving a commercial vehicle. It is absolutely unforgivable if that moment was intentional.

At Get Me Justice, we are familiar with all of the Florida highways and byways where traumatic accidents take place on a regular basis. We can isolate every factor in a guess and get to the facts.

If you have been involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle, then some scrutiny is sure to center on you and whether you practiced defensive driving. Don’t let this victimize you further.

Go on the offensive and call Get Me Justice today. We can help you go to court and bring the responsible parties to justice, which can include the awarding of significant cash damages.

Attorney David Goldman has a strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and those with the means should do what they can to bring justice in all areas of our society. That belief has led him to help Florida's injured from being taken advantage of by corporations and insurance companies. Since 1989 David Goldman has been fighting for the rights of Floridians both as an attorney and by personally supporting our community.

Truck Driver Was Browsing Facebook During A Fatal Crash In Arizona, Authorities Find

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