Lee County, FL (June 9, 2019) - A three-car crash on I-75 left three people injured on Sunday, June 9th. The crash took place around 2:45 a.m. near the exit at Corkscrew Road, in the northbound lanes.
According to reports, 35-year-old Jovenst Voltaire was driving an SUV in the center lane of the roadway when he rear-ended a van driving directly in front of him. The driver of the van has been identified as 47-year-old Riquelimis Hernandez. Hernandez's van rolled over in the median following the crash. After impact, Voltaire exited his vehicle and was standing in the median when he was struck by a third vehicle, driven by a man identified as Tyronne Cole.
Voltaire was rushed to Lee Memorial Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition. Hernandez and Cole were also sent to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol say that alcohol played a role in the crash and that charges are pending. There is no further information available at this time.
Our thoughts and condolences are with Jovenst Voltaire in this serious Lee County crash. It appears as though alcohol may have been a major factor in this accident, as it is in many crashes across Florida each year. Thousands of DUI-related accidents are reported annually and many of them result in death and serious injuries to the victims. We will have to await further information to determine exactly how alcohol or impairment may have factored into this collision.
If you have bee affected by a negligent driver, you have important legal rights that must be enforced. The Florida car accident attorneys at Rubenstein Law will fight for you when you have been victimized by a negligent driver on our roadways. For your free consultation, give us a call at any time, at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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