Clewiston, FL (February 6, 2021) - One person was killed and another suffered critical injuries in an accident that took place in Clewiston on Friday, February 5th. The crash happened around 1:00 p.m. on U.S. Highway 27 near Evercane Road.
Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene. According to a report, a 79-year-old Belle Glade man was driving on U.S. 27 when he made a left turn. As he turned, his car was struck by a pickup truck that was traveling in the opposite direction. The man, who has not been identified, was killed in the crash. His passenger, a 64-year-old woman from Belle Glade sustained critical injuries. The driver and a passenger in the pickup truck were not hurt. There were no other vehicles involved.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing. No further information is available at this time.
Florida has averaged approximately 400,000 reported traffic accidents each year for the past several years. A car accident in Florida can cause devastating and debilitating injuries and can result in the unexpected and tragic loss of a friend or family member. Sadly, many innocent victims are killed every year on Florida's roadways in crashes that could have been prevented.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the victim's families following this fatal accident in Clewiston.
Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals & families injured by the negligence of others. We know first-hand the heartbreak that can be left behind after an accident. In our news blog, we write about cases of personal injury relevant to our line of work, and we report on news of judgments and appellate cases that affect the rights of personal injury claimants. We feel a responsibility to raise awareness of the injury and tragic loss of life occurring across our state every day.
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