Martin County FL Pickup Driver Killed In Head-On Collision With Dump Truck On Sate Road 710

Deceased Driver Identified As 68-Year-Old Chris Buchanan Of Okeechobee, FL

The deadly crash between a Chevy pickup and an industrial dump truck occurred in the morning hours, around 9:30AM, of Thursday, October 17th.

Buchanan and an additional passenger were headed northbound on SR 710 when the dump truck crossed the median and struck their vehicle head-on. The incident occurred south of the intersection with Martin Highway (SR 714), and caused the roadway to remain closed for several hours.

Upon responding to the severe accident, Martin County emergency services elected to have Buchanan airlifted to Ft. Pierce’s Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute for treatment. Unfortunately, he would later succumb to his injuries.

The condition of the second passenger remains unknown, but their injuries are believed to be less serious. The dump truck driver did not sustain any grave injuries.

Florida Highway Patrol and the local Sheriff’s Office are conducting an investigation, with no charges brought forth at this time.

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An experienced attorney at BanvilleLaw.com and contributor to The Legal Herald, Laurence Banville had the following observations to share with victims of truck accidents:

“Being the victim of a truck accident is the kind of situation that no one ever wants to find themselves in. This is likely due to the fact that most people understand how dangerous it can be, if not outright deadly.

Indeed, those involved in a crash with a truck can suffer debilitating injuries such as bone fractures, traumatic brain damage, nerve damage, back injuries, and even require an amputation.

If a victim is lucky enough to survive this kind of accident, they’re likely to require long-term treatment of their injuries. Modern medicine is quite marvelous in what it can achieve, but the most advanced treatments often come with exorbitant price tags. Most victims can’t pay these costs.

Those without experience dealing with insurance companies may think that receiving the payout of a policy will be an easy process. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Insurance companies do their best to reduce payouts, and if the maximum of a policy is reached, they will quickly stop covering a victim’s bills.

For this reason, a truck accident lawsuit filed against the negligent parties that caused an accident can be the only way for victims and their families to recover full compensation. Those who find themselves in this situation should consult their case with an experienced attorney that can analyze their circumstances and suggest all of the potential legal options.”



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About Laurence Banville

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Laurence P. Banville, Esq. is the managing partner of Banville Law. He is a regular contributor on several topics including negligent security cases, child sexual abuse and Dram Shop and liquor liability cases.

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