Fort Myers, FL (September 26, 2020) - A pregnant woman suffered injuries after being hit by a drunk driver in Fort Myers according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office.
The crash took place on Thursday, September 24th on McGregor Boulevard. Police say that 25-year-old Samantha Raye Patton was traveling northbound on McGregor when her car left the roadway and collided with a section of fencing and a palm tree. The car then veered into the southbound lanes where it crashed through a construction barrier before hitting the pregnant woman. Paramedics arrived at the scene and transported the woman to a local hospital. There is no word on her condition at this time. Patton fled the scene but was located about a quarter-mile away.
Patton was investigated following an investigation. There is no word on the charges that she faces at this time.
Last year in Florida, there were more than 400,000 reported accidents. From this number, approximately 250,000 people suffered injuries, many of the serious in nature. A Florida car accident can be a truly devastating experience, leaving victims with high medical costs, the inability to work and earn a living, and a tremendous amount of pain and suffering. Many of these crashes are caused by careless and negligent drivers.
We wish to extend our thoughts to the victim of this crash in Fort Myers and we hope for a complete recovery.
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