Port Charlotte, FL (March 31, 2021) - A man from Port Charlotte was killed in a crash involving a dump truck on Wednesday, March 31st. The accident took place on Gillot Boulevard near the intersection with David Boulevard.
The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the accident scene. According to troopers, a 30-year-old man was driving a pickup truck when his vehicle collided with a dump truck. The pickup driver was thrown from the truck and died at the crash scene. The driver of the dump truck, a 38-year-old man, suffered minor injuries. Neither driver has been identified at this time.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing and no charges have been filed.
Fatal accidents in Florida occur, on average, eight times each day. Our state is one of the most dangerous in the nation for motorists, with approximately 3,000 fatalities reported in traffic crashes each year. The cause of each accident must be carefully investigated by authorities in order to determine which driver should be held responsible for the collision.
Our most sincere condolences are with the family who lost their loved one in this tragic accident in Port Charlotte.
Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals and 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 or personal injury that are 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 for the tragic loss of life occurring across our state every day.
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