Fort Myers, FL (December 17, 2020) - A 40-year-old woman from Cape Coral was hurt in a three-car crash that took place on Metro Parkway in Fort Myers. The crash happened on Thursday, December 17th around 6:15 a.m.
Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene. According to a report, the Cape Coral woman was heading southbound on Metro Parkway when she swerved to avoid a tractor-trailer that was attempting to back into a business. The woman's car veered into the path of an oncoming SUV and struck the SUV before colliding with the trailer of the semi-truck. Her vehicle became wedged underneath the trailer. Rescue crews responded to the scene and extricated the woman. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Her identity has not been released at this time.
The FHP is investigating at this time. No additional details are available.
Florida is one of the most dangerous states in the nation for motorists. According to statistics, there are about 400,000 reported car accidents in Florida every year. This equals a crash about once every 90 seconds. While no one ever expects to be involved in an accident, it can take place at any time and can result in catastrophic injuries to victims.
We would like to offer our thoughts and best wishes for a full recovery to the injured victim in this car accident in Fort Myers.
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