Lehigh Acres, FL (September 10, 2018) - A two vehicle crash on Monday morning sent 10 people to the hospital. The crash happened when a truck and van collided with one another at State Road 82 and Columbus Boulevard.
The impact of the collision sent both vehicles into a canal. A total of eight passengers between ages 22 and 49 were in the van at the time of the crash. Seven passengers suffered critical or serious injuries and only one suffered minor injuries. Two passengers in the truck were seriously hurt. The injured victims were transported to Lee Memorial Hospital for medical treatment.
There is no word at this time on the exact cause of the accident. No charges have been issued but an investigation remains ongoing.
A serious car accident can occur at any time. No one expects that they will be involved in a serious crash when they get behind the wheel. The reality though is that there are approximately 250,000 injury accidents reported each year in Florida and many of these accidents will unfortunately involve serious injury.
When you are hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you have legal rights. The other driver as well as your own insurance company may be responsible for payment of your medical bills and other damages related to the accident. In these situations, you should speak with an experienced Florida personal injury attorney.
At Rubenstein Law, our attorneys assist the victims of car accidents all across our state. For a free consultation, call us at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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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