Polk County, FL (May 30, 2020) – One man has died as the result of a fatal truck collision that occurred in Polk County yesterday morning.
The crash took place between a semi-truck and a tractor-trailer on State Road 60 around 6:20 a.m. David Wierzbinski, 45, of Riverview, was traveling in a Freightliner semi when he struck the back end of a Volvo tractor-trailer for reasons still under investigation. A chain reaction was caused by the collision which resulted in the Volvo striking another Peterbilt semi-tractor.
David Wierzbinski was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident. The driver of the Volvo, Andrew Larkins, 58, suffered moderate injuries in the collision. No other injuries were reported and the driver of the Peterbilt has not been identified.
No further details regarding the crash or its circumstances have been released.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of the deceased victim during this difficult time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
An investigation into the collision and its circumstances will continue.
Truck Accidents in Florida
According to a report conducted by Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, nearly 32,000 collisions involving large trucks occurred in Florida in 2017. Of those crashes, 27 people lost their lives, 57 were incapacitated, and 1,053 endured other injuries. In 2018, nearly 19% of all collisions that occurred in Florida involved a truck of some kind. Trucking accidents in Florida are not uncommon and can wreak havoc on the lives of those involved.
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