East Naples, FL (September 3, 2020) - A 14-year-old boy sustained critical injuries in a hit-and-run crash that took place in East Naples on Thursday, September 3rd. The crash was reported along U.S. 41 near Southwest Boulevard at approximately 6:40 a.m.
According to police, the boy was in a crosswalk on U.S. 41 when he was hit by a vehicle. The vehicle fled the scene following the crash. The boy was seriously hurt and was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital after the accident. There is no word on his condition at this time. Police are still looking for the hit-and-run driver. The vehicle in question was described as a black or dark-colored pickup truck.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477.
Car accidents in Florida occur about every 92 seconds. Each year across our state, there are about 400,000 reported traffic accidents with approximately 250,000 of those crashes resulting in some type of injuries to victims. Drivers who are inattentive and negligent often cause crashes when they fail to yield or otherwise fail to see pedestrians walking in the roadway.
We offer our thoughts to the young boy who was injured in this East Naples car accident and we hope for a complete recovery.
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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