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Eric Pereira Injured in Weston, FL Semi-Truck Accident on I-75

Weston, Florida — Police said that a man was sent to the hospital after a semi-truck was reversing on I-75, trying to exit the highway after driving too far. The man who was injured has been identified as Eric Pereira, the owner of Around the Clock A/C, based out of Coral Springs.

The accident happened early Monday morning, September 14, along I-75.

Pereira and a semi-truck were both driving on I-75 this morning when the semi-truck driver missed his exit for Royal Palm Boulevard in Weston.

The trucker then tried to back up on I-75 and take the exit, but was hit by Pereira’s approaching car. The accident didn’t injure the trucker, but Mr. Pereira was taken to a hospital.

At the last update, he suffered only from a broken now.

The cause of the accident hasn’t been officially determined, but it seems like this truck driver might be facing some charges for the matter.

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Folks, I read about accidents that are caused by negligent behavior all the time but this is particularly offensive. I mean, what kind of driver (regardless of the vehicle they’re in) backs up up a major interstate and tries to catch the exit they missed?

I hope I’m not alone in my shock here. It’s a good thing that nobody was more seriously hurt here, because this trucker might need to answer for a lot more than just a broken nose if that’s the case. Ultimately, this kind of negligence can reflect back on the driver’s employer, because they’re going to be liable for anything that goes wrong “on the clock.”

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