Fort Myers, FL (March 30, 2019) - A pedestrian suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car on Friday, March 29th. The crash happened at the intersection of Colonial Boulevard and Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard.
The Fort Myers Police Department initially responded to the crash scene. The pedestrian was taken by rescue workers to Lee Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the collision. The name of the pedestrian has not been released at this time. There is no information at this time on how the crash occurred.
Drivers were advised to use caution when traveling through the area. No additional details are available.
Last year in Florida, over 10,000 pedestrians were hurt in crashes with vehicles. A pedestrian crash may occur for a variety of reasons, including:
- Driver inattention or distraction
- Failure to stop at stop signs or red lights
- Failure to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk
- Pedestrian error
When an accident takes place that is not the pedestrian's fault the pedestrian has certain legal rights. In Florida, a pedestrian may bring a personal injury claim against the tortfeasor. A tortfeasor is a legal term for a person who acts negligently, causing an injury. There is not enough information at this time to determine fault in this crash at this time.
When you have been hurt in a Florida pedestrian accident, you may feel hopeless. You can turn to our Florida pedestrian accident attorneys at Rubenstein Law in your time of need. For a free consultation, call us today at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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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