A two-vehicle accident, involving a van and a sedan, occurred on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, on Michael G Rippe Pkwy at the intersection with Briarcliff Road in south Fort Myers, Florida that led to the death of a 60-year-old male van driver.
According to Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the van driver was driving his vehicle northbound in the left-turn lane of the parkway and was trying to turn left onto Briarcliff Road. The sedan driver, a 24-year-old man from Altamonte Springs, was driving southbound on the parkway, moving toward the intersection with Briarcliff Road. At the time of the crash, the van driver moved into the intersection when the light was solid green and the front of the sedan collided with the right side of the van. The van then rolled over and its driver was declared dead at the scene.
The sedan driver sustained severe injuries in the car accident and was taken to a hospital. Lee County EMS, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, and South Trail Fire Protection and Rescue Service District also responded to the accident.
The roadway was cleared later and the crash investigations are still underway.
If any nearby person or vehicle were injured/damaged as a result of the driver’s negligence, there would likely be a valid personal injury claim.
We at MANGAL, PLLC pride ourselves in pursuing justice for clients no matter the cost. We take seriously our obligation to serve you to the best of our ability. We will fight for you and make sure that you recover the full compensation you deserve. No one should be left holding the bill for an accident caused by another’s negligence. Contact us today at (352) 995-9945 to discuss your case.