David Allan Coe Injured in Crash With 18-Wheeler Near Ocala

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The 73 year old “outlaw” country singer David Allan Coe, who wrote the well known Johnny Paycheck hit “Take This Job and Shove It” and performed favorites like “You Never Even Called Me By My Name”, was in a serious accident with a tractor trailer near Ocala last night, as he was headed home from the Tampa Hard Rock Casino at 1:30 am. Mr. Coe was cited at fault in the accident, for running a stop sign. David Allan Coe is still active in his long and diverse music career. While the press release about his recent accident calls his songwriting “introspective and surprisingly gentle”, two underground albums that he released in the 1980s were described in a New York Times article as “among the most racist, misogynist, homophobic and obscene songs ever recorded by a popular performer”.

The initial reports about last night’s accident suggest that alcohol or speeding were not involved, but that Mr. Coe ran a stop sign and was struck by a tractor-trailer. His injuries are not life-threatening, and we wish him the best in his recovery from this accident. The tractor-trailer accident attorneys at Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter have years of experience representing individuals injured in auto accidents and tractor trailer accidents. If you or a loved one is injured in a Florida auto accident, visit us online at www.thefloridafirm.com or call us for a free consultation. You can reach us 24/7, and we never get paid until you get paid.