Collier County, FL (July 18, 2020) - The Collier County Sheriff's Office was on the scene of a fatal car accident on Friday, July 17th. The crash took place in the eastbound lanes of US 41 near State Road 29.
Deputies responded to the scene just before 11:00 p.m. According to officials, at least one person was killed in the crash. No information was given on the cause of the accident or the number of vehicles involved. The victim's identity has not been released and there is no word on whether additional injuries were reported.
The crash scene remained active for several hours as deputies conducted an investigation. There is no additional information available.
There were 3,150 people killed in Florida car accidents across our state in 2018. Additionally, more than 254,000 people sustained injuries in crashes that took place on Florida's roadways. Many of these victims were injured or killed when they came into contact with a negligent driver. While most Floridians drive in a safe and responsible manner there are many who choose to ignore basic safety rules and the rights of others. These drivers end up causing crashes that greatly impact the lives of innocent victims and their families.
We wish to offer our condolences to the victim's family following this fatal crash in Collier County.
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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