Ormond Beach Man Killed After Losing Control of Pickup Truck

Posted on Jan 11, 2012
The investigation has so far not been able to uncover why Trenton Turner lost control of his vehicle last Tuesday at about 9:30 p.m. Traveling southbound in the right-hand lane on Interstate 95, near State Road 40, Turner’s pickup truck started skidding on the wet pavement.
According to Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Kim Montes, the out-of-control Toyota truck slid across the highway’s three lanes and struck the median guardrail. Bouncing back, the pickup cut across the path of a southbound tractor-trailer. The semi-truck was in the center lane when the front end of Turner’s Toyota hit its left side.
Turner was pronounced dead at the scene. The tractor-trailer driver, Luis Rivera, of Tampa, was unhurt.
The attorneys of Johnson & Gilbert send their heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Trenton Turner.
This tragic Florida accident reminds all Central Florida motorists how easily one can lose control of a vehicle in rainy weather. The coefficient of friction (COF) is what determines the grip of tires on the pavement. On a dry road good tires should have a COF of 0.7, the COF drops to 0.4 on a wet surface. In other words, when riding on a wet road drivers should be aware that they lose close to 43% of their tire traction and should reduce their speed accordingly.

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