Naples, FL (January 6, 2019) - A person is dead and two others hurt following a deputy-involved accident in Naples on Saturday, January 5th. The crash happened in the northbound lanes of US 41 near Immokalee Road.
Authorities report that Sheriff's Deputy Brian Weidel was driving his patrol car when he collided with a Lincoln Continental driven by 94-year-old Arthur Roshask. The Florida Highway Patrol investigated and determined that the Lincoln crashed into a pole before colliding with the deputy's vehicle which was stationed in the roadway while operating a traffic checkpoint.
A passenger in the Lincoln, 80-year-old Luan Callery suffered injuries along with Weidel. Both were taken to a local hospital. Weidel suffered minor injuries and there is no word on Callery's condition. Roshask died from injuries he sustained in the collision.
Our thoughts are with the family of Arthur Roshask in the aftermath of this fatal crash. Fatal car accidents are reported about every three hours each day across our state.
Losing a loved one to a traffic accident is a heartbreaking experience. When your loved one has been killed by another's negligence, you may feel confusion, anger, and frustration.
At Rubenstein Law, we believe that negligent drivers should always be held responsible for their actions. Almost all fatal accidents are preventable. If you have a lost a loved one in a Florida car accident, you may have the right to pursue a wrongful death claim to recover certain expenses on behalf of your family member.
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