Fort Pierce, FL (December 30, 2020) - A 53-year-old woman from Lake Worth Beach died in a car accident that place in Fort Pierce on Tuesday. The crash happened around 3:05 p.m. on I-95 near Orange Avenue.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the deceased victim was a passenger in an SUV that was traveling southbound on I-95. For unknown reasons, the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to skid across the southbound lanes and onto the shoulder before striking a tree and flipping over. The woman, whose identity has not been released, died at the accident scene. The driver and another passenger were treated for minor injuries at Lawnwood Hospital. The road was closed for nearly three hours as police and rescue crews worked at the scene. Motorists were advised to find alternate routes of travel.
An investigation into the crash is underway. There is no additional information available.
Car accidents in Florida take place about once every 90 seconds. While we never expect to be involved in a crash, the numbers indicate that no one on the roadway is ever truly safe from the dangers that come along with operating a motor vehicle in our state. For many years, Florida has ranked at or near the top of national statistics for the number of reported accidents and injuries stemming from car accidents.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the victim's family following this tragic crash in Fort Pierce.
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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