Lee County, FL (July 15, 2020) – Police and paramedics were called to the scene of a crash involving two vehicles in Lee County on Wednesday, July 15th. A call first came in regarding the crash just before 2:30 p.m. According to reports, the crash happened on State Road 80 close to the intersection with Alameda Avenue.
The exact details of the crash are unclear at this time. However, police report that a 21-year-old woman was driving a sedan eastbound on State Road 80. As she came to the intersection with Alameda Avenue, the woman attempted to make a left-hand turn onto Alameda. As she was turning, she traveled into the path of an oncoming sedan carrying four passengers and being driven by a 17-year-old. The two cars collided with one another.
Following the crash, the 17-year-old’s sedan caught fire and burst into flames. The 21-year-old driver suffered serious injuries as a result of the accident. A 10-year-old passenger in her car was also hurt. The 17-year-old driver, a 33-year-old woman, a 1-year-old boy, and a 19-year-old woman all suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the accident.
No one involved in the crash has been identified at this time. Police are still investigating the accident and have not determined whether any charges will be filed.
We wish to offer our thoughts to all affected by this tragic multi-vehicle crash in Lee County. We hope that all of the injured victims are able to make a complete and speedy recovery.
Car accidents in Florida take place, on average, about every 92 seconds. A Florida car accident can, and often does result in life-altering injuries for victims. From broken bones, trauma, scars, and disfigurement, the effects of a crash can be felt for a long time after the accident. These crashes can lead to extensive and costly medical treatment, along with tremendous pain and suffering and an inability to support both yourself and your family as you are forced to miss work to deal with the injuries caused by the accident.
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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