Florida Truck Crash Sends Man To Hospital

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (TruckingNewsNow.com) — The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a serious accident that shut down Florida’s Beeline Highway for several hours Monday night.

According to investigators, Pavel Gomez Cruz driving a Freightliner Tractor Trailer was involved in an incident that required him to pull over on the side of the road. Cruz exited the tractor trailer and was standing behind it when he saw an approaching vehicle and ran to the shoulder. Seconds later, the driver of an unspecified Ford four door vehicle slammed into the back of the truck.

Witnesses say Cruz’s rear lights were illuminated, but police are not yet reporting whether there was a cone — or flares — behind the tractor trailer.

The driver of the Ford Crown Victoria, which became wedged under the tractor trailer, was transported to an area hospital.

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