By Joe Concha, USA TODAY trucker Joe Conchas trucker friend is back on his feet after a trucker accident in Florida caused the truck to roll over and burst into flames.
The accident happened on the highway near Lakeland in Jacksonville on Feb. 3.
It was the latest in a string of deadly truck crashes on Florida highways.
The trucker was traveling about 30 miles per hour when the driver of the truck was traveling in the right lane, according to police reports.
A gas tanker was sitting in the left lane, and the truck driver failed to signal.
The fuel tank burst into flame, sending the truck’s front bumper into flames, authorities said.
The fire was quickly contained and the driver was taken to a hospital.
The driver, who has not been identified, has not yet been charged in the accident.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
The Jeep Wranglers truck, which has a maximum weight of 3,100 pounds, was transporting a large shipment of parts to a company that makes trucks for construction sites, according the company’s website.
The company was located in Tampa, according a company news release.
In a news release, the company said it was cooperating with the investigation.
A Facebook page for the company, which had a posting last month of a picture of the vehicle with a burning trailer, has been taken down.
The Facebook page has since been taken offline.