Lehigh Acres, FL (February 8, 2021) - A woman from Fort Myers was seriously hurt after she was hit by a vehicle on Monday. The crash took place outside the Family Dollar store at Homestead Road N.
According to authorities, the unidentified woman was walking on Homestead Road when a driver attempted to pull forward into a parking space. Instead, the driver jumped over a curb and struck the 57-year-old woman before crashing into a storefront. EMS crews arrived at the scene and transported the woman to Memorial Hospital where she was listed ins serious condition. The van that struck the woman came to rest partially inside the store.
At this time, police have not determined whether charges will be filed against the driver. There is no further information available.
Car accidents can take place anywhere at any time. This year alone, Florida will experience approximately 250,000 injury crashes. In many of these crashes, an innocent victim will suffer injuries at the hands of a negligent driver. Reckless driving, speeding, impairment, and distraction are all common causes of accidents on Florida's streets and highways.
Our thoughts go out to the injured victim following this crash in Fort Myers and we hope for a speedy recovery.
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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