Death of Truck Driver (Mark Owen List): Disabled Vehicles, Wrongful Death and Florida Statutes

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Mark Owen List from Hawthorne, Florida, a truck driver, recently died in a trucking accident with a parked / disabled tractor trailer in Flagler County, Florida. Florida Highway Patrol reported that List was attempting to pass a disabled logging trailer. The accident took place at 4:00 a.m. Due to the time and nature of the accident, I expect that the Florida Highway Patrol will complete an analysis of the crash scene and review Florida Statutes including Section 316.301, Florida Statutes to determine if any statutes were violated as a result of the accident. Section 316.301, Florida Statutes requires operators of trucks more than 30 feet in length to post warning flares and other safety measures to warn or alert other drivers about the truck / trailer that is disabled or parked along the side of the road. I have handled cases against truck operators and companies in the past where flares and other requirements of Section 316.301, Florida were not followed. If you have a question about a trucking accident, wrongful death case, or any other type of personal injury matter, it is important to consult a Florida Personal Injury Lawyer for advice, consultation, and representation. You can read more about the tragic death of Mark Owen List of Hawthorne Florida at Truck Driver Killed in Flagler County Florida Crash.