On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, a box truck crashed into a sedan. Severely damaging the sedan and trapping the driver inside. The crash happened around 5 a.m. at the intersection of East Hillsborough Avenue and North 30th Street in Tampa. They closed Hillsborough Avenue for several hours as EMS workers had to cut the driver from the car. Paramedics immediately transported him to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Jaws of Life.
To save his life of the driver, first responders cut him out of his vehicle. Every day, people are freed from their vehicles by firefighters and EMS workers who use specially designed and very powerful tools.
Patented in 1961, the Jaws of Life became the first of these tools. Today, first responders use hydraulic rescue tools. Additionally, almost every county in the nation has one or has access to one.
The tools use liquid hydraulics to provide power to “jaws” that can be brought together or separated with great force. They can also cut through steel, sheet metal and other composites used in automobiles.
Contact a Lawyer After a Crash with a Box Truck.
While we’re not certain if the trucker was at fault, we do know that truck accident cases are complex cases. As a result, they often involve multiple parties such as the trucker, truck owner, trucking company and insurance companies. In the event you’re injured in a crash involving a box truck or a semi-truck, you’re going to want to consult with a Tampa truck accident lawyer. Involved in a crash similar to this? Contact us today for a friendly, free consultation and case evaluation.
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