Cape Coral, FL (October 1, 2018) - A car crashed into a pool in Cape Coral, leaving a passenger dead. The crash happened on Saturday, September 29th at 26th Place.
According to witnesses, the car was speeding on Wilmington Parkway when it lost control and continued through two yards. The car then crashed into a boat and the roof of another house, before landing in the pool. There were four people in the vehicle at the time of the crash, including the driver. A front seat passenger, 20-year-old Michael Allen Velez died from injuries suffered in the crash. The other three occupants have life-threatening injuries.
Residents in the area say that speeding has been a continuous problem in their neighborhood. Although an official police report has not been provided, it appears as though speeding was the primary cause for this crash.
A fatal car accident is reported in Florida approximately every 8 hours. Many fatal car accidents involve single vehicles, such as this crash. In single-vehicle crashes, injured passengers may have certain rights to recover in the event that they suffer injuries at the hands of a negligent driver. Drivers owe a duty of safety and care not only to other drivers, but also those inside their vehicle. When this duty is breached, a legal claim can arise.
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