Fort Myers, FL (December 24, 2020) - Three children were injured in a hit-and-run crash that took place in Fort Myers on Wednesday, December 23rd. The accident happened just before 11:00 p.m. on Orange River Boulevard near the intersection with River Grove Lane.
According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, a driver attempted to make an illegal U-turn on Orange River when his vehicle collided with a sedan. The driver of the sedan, a 23-year-old woman from Fort Myers, was traveling eastbound at the time of the crash. Three children, a 17-year-old girl, a 7-year-old girl, and a 2-year-old girl were passengers in the sedan, along with a 36-year-old woman. The children all suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The SUV driver fled the scene after the accident. Police are still searching for the driver at this time.
According to statistics, a reportable car accident takes place in Florida about once every 90 seconds. Hit-and-run crashes are a major component of car accidents in our state, making up about 20% of all total reported crashes. Many Florida car accidents leave victims with major injuries that require a long recovery period and involve extensive medical costs.
We would like to offer our thoughts and best wishes for a speedy recovery to the victims of this hit-and-run crash in Fort Myers.
Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals and 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 or personal injury that are 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 for the tragic loss of life occurring across our state every day.
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